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Superfood Recipe: Maca Powder Latte

Maca Powder Latte Recipe

This healthy alternative to your morning coffee also provides a longer-lasting energy boost, plus a hefty dose of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and superfood magic!

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A mocha latte this is not. With hardly any caffeine, this delicious, creamy iced beverage still manages to give you all-day energy, with some stick-to-your-ribs hunger satisfaction to boot!

So what’s the secret behind this powerful superfood alternative to coffee? Two things.

One: cacao powder. Cacao provides only a miniscule amount of caffeine, plus a gentler phytochemical (called Theobromine) that provides all-day energy.

Two: maca powder. Maca may help reduce fatigue, increase stamina, and even boost libido, plus it’s an excellent source of protein, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, plant sterols, and antioxidants — making it a true superfood.

In this recipe, the mildly spicy, butterscotch flavor of the maca is balanced out by the rich, dark notes of the cacao powder, so this iced “latte” tastes more like an unsweetened chocolate milk than the sugary drink you’d find in a coffee shop. If you prefer a slightly sweeter version, you can add a teaspoon or so of yacon syrup (a natural low-glycemic sweetener) — but I have to say if you use a high quality cocoa powder, you won’t even miss the sugar.

Superfood Recipe: Maca Powder Latte

Ingredients (serves one):
Directions:
  1. Combine almond milk, maca powder, and cacao powder in a blender and blend until very smooth.
  2. Place ice cubes into a tall glass.
  3. Pour mixture over the ice.
  4. Enjoy!

For a thicker, slushier texture, blend some of the ice cubes with the ingredients.

Best Organic Maca & Cacao

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When it comes to flavor — and healthful quality and purity — any recipe succeeds when it starts with the best ingredients.

There are plenty of options for organic cacao and maca out there, but few with the unique flavor and quality (or direct-from-the-source assurance) offered by Essential Living Foods.

Check them out and have fun experimenting in the kitchen!

 

 

Superfood recipe chef, blogger and photographer extraordinaire: Lauren Zembron



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