What’s a better way to start your day than a poke in the eye and a toddler tugging the warm covers off your still exhausted body? This smoothie. Thanks to the Maca powder it will help balance some of those crazy unpredictable hormones that come along with motherhood (okay, womanhood) and make it a little easier to find your smile at whatever ungodly hour your human alarm clock has razed your slumber. Maca is a superfood grown in the Andes mountains and is known to support hormone balance, energy and libido. It has a sweet malt flavor that’s quite tasty in smoothies or a glass of almond milk.
Momma’s Morning Smoothie
8 oz unsweetened almond milk
1 banana, peeled and frozen
1 t. maca powder
¼ t. cocoa nibs (or substitute a little cocoa powder or 2 coffee beans)
2-3 T. almond butter
Generous sprinkle nutmeg
2 ice cubes (or more, depending on desired consistency)
Blend well. If you like it sweeter, add a little honey or agave nectar.
Sorry, no picture of the smoothie, but I did snap a picture of my little Ella enjoying my coffee as soon as I looked away. And for the record she rarely pokes me in the eye anymore 😉