This recipe is great way to start your day or
as a post workout snack!
If your adrenals had a dream food, it would be maca. This cruciferous root not only has adaptogenic properties (which means it helps the body cope with stress by supporting adrenal health), but is also a brain tonic that helps decrease the release of ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone). Maca is also a reproductive tonic, meaning it protects against stress-induced imbalances in sex hormones.
These Hemp Hearts pack a powerful punch of protein, omegas and fiber. Not only are Hemp Hearts easy to incorporate into any meal, they taste delicious too! Did you know Dr. Oz even refers to Hemp Hearts as ‘Brain Food’?
The benefits of ashwagandha extend far beyond mood. In India it is also used to help older patients with memory. It is also known for its ability to fight off cold and cough symptoms and boost thyroid function. Further research looks to determine its effectiveness for cancer, diabetes, bipolar disorder, constipation, impotency and arthritis.
In a blender puree:
1/4 cup (60 mL) organic blueberries
1/4 cup (60 mL) organic strawberries
1 large kale leaf (chopped)
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) cinnamon
4 tbsp (60 mL) hemp hearts
1 tsp (5 mL) maca powder
1 tsp (5 mL) ashwagandha powder
1 tbsp (15 mL) honey or maple syrup
1/2 cup (125 mL) water
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