Mangapple? What the heck is a mangapple? Just something I made up. I like to do that sort of thing. Make up my own words and use them in recipes hehe. In this case Mangapple is Mango and Pineapple blended up together to give you a tropical taste of the islands. It still feels like summer here in San Diego and frankly I would love to get some fall weather. But the earth says otherwise and 80 and 90 degree temps are here to stay for a couple of more weeks.
I workout almost everyday and what I love after a hard workout is a yummy post-workout smoothie. I love smoothies because you can add so much goodness to them and give your body that post-workout nutrition. A recent addition to my smoothies has been Maca.what is maca?
Maca is a Peruvian root also know as “Peruvian ginseng”, not because it’s related to ginseng but it has similar properties. Both Ginseng and Maca are adaptogens, meaning they help the body adapt to stress and strengthen the bodies processes. Maca supports a healthy stress response, promotes energy and vitality, and increase libido in both men and women.
why use geletanized maca?
Unlike raw Maca powder, Gaia Herbs Maca Powder has undergone gelatinization. Gelatinization is a steam and pressure extraction method that separates the active ingredients from inactive starches. With this process the Maca powder becomes more concentrated than raw Maca powder and is also more easily absorbed in your digestive system. Effective absorption equal effective benefits from the superfood.
*Note: This product is 100% vegetarian. ‘Gelatinization’ does not involve the use of gelatin.
What I love about Gaia Herbs Maca Powder is that it’s 100%
Ready to have an energy and stress relieving smoothie?
Mangapple Energy Boosting Smoothie
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp. Gaia Herb Maca Powder
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- Add all ingredients and blend until smooth. If it's too thick just slowly add a little bit of almond milk to thin it out. Enjoy.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. This is now my go to post-workout smoothie. I love the taste and the nutrition I get from it.