I absolutely love smoothies! They are a quick and convenient way to boost your health at any time of the day. You can squeeze in a solid source of fruit, veggies, antioxidants, nutrients, etc in one punch. An added bonus is that by it all being blended in a smoothie, it makes it that much easier for our bodies to digest. Here's a smoothie recipe I like to use when I need an afternoon pick-me-up, an energy boost before (or after) the gym or just a delicious snack.
Ingredients (Makes one smoothie):
Hemp Seeds: Rich in vitamins A, C, and E. It's also an excellent source of protein, iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids .
Maca root powder: Boosts energy, mood, memory, metabolism and stamina (ancient Mayans are believed to have used it before battle) . Maca is also rich in several minerals (copper, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium) and vitamins (B6, C, E), protein, fiber, and 20 amino acids.
Ashwagandha powder: Reduces stress and anxiety , and increases stamina. Also used as an aphrodisiac . This powerful herb has also shown that it helps increase muscle mass and reduce body fat percentage .