What is Peruvian maca? It is a radish-like plant that grows in extreme climates at high altitudes. Due to its’ durability to external effects, such as freezing temperatures and poor oxygen levels, it is known as a very resistant plant. The fertile ground on which it grows supplies it with numerous minerals and other valuable ingredients such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, iodine, vitamins B1, B2, B12, C, E. Growing in harsh circumstances, with altering frost and sun intervals, accompanied by strong winds and a lack of oxygen, is what makes this plant posses special characteristics that can be transferred to the human body.
Peruvian maca is usually mild-yellow in color (in Serbia known as “Golden maca”), mostly available in the form of a powder because this is the best and simplest way of consuming it. It also comes gelatinized which provides the fastest absorption process in the body.
Numerous studies have shown incredible positive effects of Peruvian maca on the human body, especially with hormonal in-balance. Moreover, Peruvian maca increases the level of energy, improves mental abilities, strengthens concentration, slows down the process of skin aging, regenerates, restores shine and adds elasticity to the skin. It also contains certain herbal analgesics that provide a mild sedation and relieve pain.
Incorporate Peruvian maca to your daily diet! Follow the instructions in our in our mint and Peruvian maca smoothie recipe and start your day the right way! Similar to most of our smoothies, this one is also gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free which makes it adaptable to almost any food regime.
– 200ml coconut milk
– 1 handful baby spinach ICEBERG SALAT CENTAR
– 1 handful fresh mint leaves
– 2 seedless dates
– 1 spoon of Peruvian maca powder
– juice 1/2 lemon
1. Blend all ingredients in blender.
2. Serve cold with ice if desired.
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