Maca is a root vegetable commonly found in the Andes Mountains of Peru. This superfood is packed full of calcium, iron, and magnesium, in addition to all of the essential amino acids that prevent muscle breakdown. Maca may also fortify bone density and minimize fatigue.
In order to experience the benefits of maca, consume this shake at least 4-5 times each week rather than just once a week. Maca positively affects your energy levels and overall mood, thereby making it an ideal pre-exercise supplement. In fact, it can even support continued exercise after extended effort since studies have shown that it can increase blood glucose levels after a prolonged fast.
|Female Power Pre-Exercise Shake||Male Power Pre-Exercise Shake|
|2 teaspoons Maca||1 tablespoon Maca|
|1 medium banana, 5-6 inches||1 medium banana, 5-6 inches|
|1 tablespoon cacao powder||1 tablespoon cacao powder|
|1 cup milk of choice (cow, rice, soy)||1 cup milk of choice (cow, rice, soy)|
|15-20 g of protein (whey, rice, soy)||20-25 g of protein (whey, rice, soy)|
Put all the ingredients in a blender and puree until the shake is the desired consistency.