maca root love*

I think I am going to do some vlogs for you this week. The writing is just not flowing from me these days. But I feel like chatting, so perhaps if I imagine that I am sitting in a room with all of you, sharing would come easier through that live medium.  I have gotten to the point with my vlogs that I completely forget I am chatting to a screen and I can almost feel the skin of our knees touching.

One thing I do want to share is that on top of ACV (with The Motha') every morning, I am drinking Maca smoothies in the early afternoon. I already notice a difference with both but I also know these things take time. I am patient.

My dear girlfriend the other day told me about Maca root  (she is my true blue sexy high heeled hippy friend with herbs and elixirs for healing that I go to and i love her for it).  She told me it would give me energy, strengthen my immune system, heighten my self love and spice up my sex life.  OKAY.  Sold!

Here is how I like it (my smoothies, not sex...):

  • Handful of frozen pineapple
  • Handful of frozen mango
  • Half an avocado
  • A few handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 1 tsp Maca powder
  • Half cup of vanilla rice milk
  • Splash of honey (or agave nectar)
  • {I sometimes add half a peeled pear or kiwi too}
  • Fill the rest of blender up with cold water...amount depending on how thick  or watery you like your smoothie

Cedar has to do the spinach part or it ruins his day.  He must stand on a stool and place the spinach leaves into the blender one by one.  I actually blend all the ingredients above first without the Maca so he can have his own smoothie and then with the rest, I put in my tsp of Maca just for me and blend again.  My sweet little one does NOT need any help for energy.  ; )  The Maca gives it a bit of a nutty taste.

It has become a ritual to sit and share our smoothies together, staring at one another and smiling as it travels through the straw and down into our tummies.