Do you get those days sometimes when you really need a bit of a boost? A lot of the time when we are low in energy and tired we reach for things that aren’t that great for us. It’s something all of us have done at times . It’s important to get out of these habits, because these habits become the norm and you get yourself into a vicious cycle. Feeling tired, reaching for a fizzy drink/chocolate bar, having a short boost of energy, feeling guilty for eating unhealthy food, getting hungry/low in energy and then craving sugar and comfort food again.
You can break this cycle by drinking a smoothie like this that will fill you with slow releasing energy, curb that sweet tooth and give you lots of goodness.
1 Tbsp gluten free oats
2 Tbsp milled linseed
1 Tbsp Maca powder
1 Tbsp Pea protein
1 Tbsp Coyo (or dairy free yogurt)
1 tsp organic cacao nibs
1 tsp raw cacao powder
1 good hand-full of fresh/frozen raspberries
1/2 large ripe banana
1/2 passion fruit
1 1/2 cups of Oatly milk (or another milk alternative)
1.) Put all ingredients into your smoothie maker. I have a Magic Bullet which have great cups you can make you smoothie in and then drink from after, so less washing up (that’s my kind of smoothie maker ha!)
2.) Whiz it all up until desired consistency. I don’t like m y smoothies too thick (but some people do) so you can add more banana and less milk if you like.
3.) Enjoy and feel that energy buzzing around!!
“What is Maca Powder??”
A lot of people don’t know about Maca Powder but it’s great for your overall health and great for energising the body. Lots of athletes use it because it gives you lots of stamina. It is full of fibre, rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. Not only this, it provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids (great for vegans who miss out of all of this from eating “leaves” right 😉 haha!)
Maca keeps your bones and teeth healthy, great for the libido. It helps with anxiety, depression and mood swings for women and alleviates stomach cramps for you know when! If you have skins problems like acne it’s great for clearing this and if you use it with working out you will see an increase in muscle mass.
*Important note: If you have ovarian or testicular cancer, liver or blood pressure issue you should consult your doctor /naturopath first. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant avoid taking Maca.
All of the other ingredients in this smoothie are full of protein, antioxidants, omega-3, magnesium, vitamins, minerals and calcium that will keep you going all day!
Give it a try and tell me what you think!