Recipe Difficulty: Easy
Raspberry Smoothie Bowl Notes
Smoothie Bowls barely need recipes. When you are blending up beautiful frozen fruit, regardless of the variety it is pretty hard to go wrong. With that being said it is fun to see all the combinations of fruit concoctions out there to keep one inspired. Eating a variety of whole plant based foods is good for your health, and important for the billions of micro organisms that live in our bodies and make up our microbiome. (not a glamourous thought, but it is the truth!) I start my day more often than not with a smoothie bowl. My goal is always flavour but I also try to get in lots of fiber, protein and other nutrients. This raspberry maca smoothie bowl is simple and delicious. A loose recipe for 1, of course you can double it or more as needed.
I use a food processor to make my smoothie bowls. Blenders can work too, but typically you need to add more liquid to get everything blended together so it wouldn't be as thick as your smoothie made in a food processor, but you can probably make it work.
History of Maca Powder
Maca powder is derived from the root of the maca plant, which is native to the Andes Mountains of Peru. The plant has been used for thousands of years by the indigenous people of the region for both medicinal and nutritional purposes.
The Incas, who ruled the region from the 13th to the 16th century, considered maca to be a sacred food and used it to enhance strength and endurance. They also believed it had aphrodisiac properties and used it to improve sexual function and fertility.
After the fall of the Inca empire, the use of maca declined, but it was still used by local people for its medicinal properties. In the 20th century, interest in maca was renewed, and it began to be exported from Peru to other countries. Today, maca is widely available as a dietary supplement in powder, capsule, and liquid form.
Maca root is also used for culinary purposes, mostly in powder form for smoothies, baking, and puddings.
It's important to note that most of the studies of the benefits of Maca powder are based on traditional knowledge and small scale studies, more research is needed to confirm the health benefits of Maca powder.
What are the Benefits of Maca Powder?
I always take health claims with a grain of salt. Maca has been used for centuries, but I'm not an expert on the science. Anyhow, these are some of the claims.
Maca powder is believed to have a variety of health benefits, including:
Raspberry Maca Smoothie Bowl Recipe
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