Hey sexy! It’s Spring .... Otherwise known as mating season in the animal kingdom. Whether its mating season or dating season for you, make sure your hormones are happy with a daily dose of maca. It's loaded with minerals and helps to balance hormones in both women and men. Maca has no caffeine so it doesn’t cause a coffee-like rush (followed by a crash hours later) but instead supports the body with sustained energy for hours.
Try adding 1 teaspoon of maca powder in your morning smoothie. Try either regular maca or (my personal favorite) the red variety like Sunfood's Delicate Red Maca. And if the sunshine outside isn’t making you skip through the streets with happiness, maca is a natural mood-booster so strap on those smiles!
I’ve discovered the secret to unlimited energy and happiness. Are you sitting down? It’s … drum roll please… SLEEP. This underrated phenomenon is the key to health, beauty, and daily energy. If you’re tossing and turning all night or if that brilliant mind of yours just can’t seem to calm down, a magnesium supplement may be what the doctor ordered. (Or what the doctor didn’t order, but should!)
Magnesium is found in so many delicious foods: chocolate (in the form of raw cacao, please), quinoa, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, dates and bananas. If you opt for a supplement, stick with magnesium glycinate to prevent stomach upset.
To prepare, simply mix together (in a Vitamix, food processor or even by hand): one avocado, 1 tablespoon of cacao powder, 1 teaspoon of Mesquite powder, a pinch of Cayenne pepper, ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 Medjool date (soaked until soft and pitted), ¼ teaspoon of vanilla powder and (optional, but delicious and energizing), and 1 teaspoon of maca powder until smooth and creamy. Top with cacao nibs for extra crunch and a huge surge of energy that will make that coffee pot brewing nearby very jealous.
This treat is rich in magnesium, antioxidants and vitamins. It's a great source of theobromine, which stimulates the nervous system just like caffeine for a healthy energy boost. Cacao also helps to release endorphins and stabilize blood sugar so it’s a delicious good mood food. Avocadoes are packed with protein and vitamins, making them a great energy source and the Cayenne pepper also boosts metabolism and increases energy levels. Dates add a burst of natural sugars plus magnesium and potassium. Add maca powder for even more oomph.