The next food in our superfood series might pique your interest because of its strong medicinal and aphrodisiac properties. Here is an excerpt straight out of David Wolfe’s book:
Legend has it that during the height of the Incan empire, Incan warriors would consume maca before entering into battle to make them fiercely strong, but after conquering a city the Incan soldiers were prohibited from using maca, to protect the women from the excessive sexual desires of the men.”
Maca is a great addition to your morning smoothie – it has a slightly malted flavor combined with a sweet butterscotch flavor. I like to add about a tablespoon into my green smoothies in the morning to get it into my diet. There will be a few recipes for you at the end of this post, but here are some health benefits!!
Maca is known to improve the following conditions:
- Chronic fatigue
- Menopausal symptoms
- Menstrual discomfort
- Poor memory
- Stress tension
Maca is a pretty powerful food! You can buy it as a dried powder, or also take it in a capsule. Whole Foods or your local organic grocery store will absolutely have it!
As promised, here are a few recipes!
Maca Superfood Smoothie
1 handful of greens (I like spinach)
½ cup – 1 cup fresh young coconut water
1 ripe banana
1 ripe kiwifruit
1 tablespoon dried maca powder
1 tablespoon coconut butter
1 tablespoon raw honey
Blend all ingredients until smooth.