MACA – A SUPERFOOD FROM THE INCA’S TIME – The Source Bulk Foods
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Native to Peru, the story goes that maca root was eaten by the Ancient Incas before going into battle to give them strength. These days, it’s most commonly available in a powdered form that’s added to things like smoothies, yoghurt, chia pudding and muesli.

Said to boost energy, increase stamina, and enhance libido and fertility, it’s no wonder maca has been labelled a superfood.

Native to Peru, the story goes that maca root was eaten by the Ancient Incas before going into battle to give them strength.

These days, it’s most commonly available in a powdered form that’s added to things like smoothies, yoghurt, chia pudding and muesli.

WHAT EXACTLY IS MACA?

Maca powder is the dried root of the maca plant – a relative of the radish – which grows in the Andes. The plant survives in harsh and freezing conditions, which probably helps give it its medicinal qualities. Maca powder is usually light brown in colour has a mild nutty taste.

WHAT IS IT USED FOR?

Maca powder is generally used as a health/nutritional supplement. The flavour is often described as malty or butterscotch-like, and works best when blended with smoothies or other foods like cacao.

WHY DO PEOPLE TAKE IT?

People take maca for a whole host of reasons as it has been long believed to boost energy levels (great as a substitute for your morning coffee caffeine hit), many swear that it it evens out the female hormone cycle and has been attributed as a mood booster and stress reducer. It might even perk up your sex life.

HOW TO ENJOY IT

Adding maca to a smoothie is an easy and delicious way to try this superfood. Start small – a little goes a long way. 1/2 a teaspoon in your smoothie might be enough at first. Over time, you can increase to a tablespoon.

MACA CACAO SMOOTHIE

You will need:

1 frozen banana

1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)

2 tbs raw organic cacao powder

1 tsp organic maca root powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 pitted medjool date

Maca Powder is available at our stores or online!

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