So, we are finally all settled into our new home. The house is surrounded by trees, and full of nature. It’s a beautiful environment, and just minutes away from a small lake. It definitely feels like you’re living in the country side, but it’s only 10 minutes away from heavily populated areas. It’s a nice change and we are all very happy with this move.
I want to share a simple recipe, one that helps boost energy, contains antioxidants and lots of nutrition. This is much-needed, especially in starting your day. This smoothie is simple, citrusy, and full of flavour.
First, I want to mention that ‘less is more’ when making a good smoothie. What do I mean by that? Well, when you add many ingredients, you start to lose the distinct taste of each fruit, and you can sometimes be left with a not-so-great tasting drink. Another reason is, the more ingredients in your smoothie, cause the digestive system to work harder. This slows down the assimilation of nutrients and the digestive process. Keeping your smoothies simple is the key to maximum taste and nutritional benefits.
Below is a passage from one of my previous posts, that explains the benefits of using maca.
This special powder is a superfood derived from Peru and grown in very high altitudes. It’s nutritionally dense, as it is rich in B vitamins and is a vegetarian source of vitamin B-12. It’s high in various phytonutrients, minerals, enzymes and amino acids as well. One particular benefit of maca root, is that it helps to balance out and regulate our hormones by stimulating our hormonal glands such as the pituitary gland. This powerful superfood is an excellent energizer, boosts immune system, stamina and endurance, which definitely helps to fight off fatigue. Basically, there are a profusion of health benefits by consuming maca root powder regularly, so that’s why it’s so important to incorporate maca root into your daily food regimen. Maca powder tastes somewhat nutty, so it’s great in smoothies, cereals and in raw energy bars. It’s best not to cook the powder to ensure the preservation of the amazing nutritional content.
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 teasepoon maca root powder
- 1 cup water
- Add all ingredients in the order listed. The water should be enough to just cover the fruit in the blender.
- Blend until smooth. Pour and enjoy.
If you have a high-powered blender, don't worry about removing the seeds of the orange. They will become pulverized in the blending process.