Maca Banana Cocoa Protein Smoothie

Maca powder tastes pretty gross by itself, but if you mix into a smoothie with some better tasting ingredients, you get to reap the amazing benefits of maca without wanting to gag.  I found this delicious recipe on Healthy Smoothie Headquarters that mixes maca with bananas and cacao (two of my favorite smoothie staples), as well as chia, honey and protein powder.  This is a great pot-workout smoothie.  Enjoy.

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1 Chopped, Frozen Banana

1 Tablespoon Organic Maca Powder

2 Tablespoons Cacao Nibs

1 Scoop Soy-Free Vegetable Protein

1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds

1 Tablespoon Honey

1 & 1/2 Cups Vanilla Almond Milk

Food Key

– Bananas: vitamin B6 and potassium

– Maca: Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C & E, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids (MEGA- STACKED!!).  Also a libido booster (OH YEAH!!)

– Cacao: protein, copper, potassium, vitamin B12, fiber and iron (STACKED!!)

– Chia Seeds: omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, phosphorous and magnesium

– Honey: less calories than sugar, source of good carbs for strength and energy, good for digestion

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