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The Ultimate Summer Smoothie with Berries & Maca—Refreshing & Energizing!

Your summer schedule is adventure-packed. When you need to cool down but keep your energy levels up for all that hiking, biking, swimming, rafting, fishing, and climbing, blend a batch of our Berry Mint Lemonade Smoothie featuring our Gaia Herbs Maca Powder. It’s delicious, refreshing, and incredibly invigorating! Read on for the recipe and to discover the "perks" of this Peruvian herb, pun intended.

What Is Maca?

Maca, Lepidium meyenii, is an edible tuberous root that grows in the high elevations of the Andes Mountains—it looks similar to a radish or turnip. It’s known as an adaptogen, recognized for its ability to support the body through various physical as well as emotional stressors, and has long been used to maintain healthy energy and stamina.* Indeed, it’s loved for being able to help sustain energy levels throughout the day without the jittery crash of caffeine.* (Of course, the benefits don’t end there; read more about Maca.*)

That’s why we use Maca root in our USDA Certified Organic Maca Powder, an ideal formula for athletes, weekend warriors, and anyone looking to stay physically active.* We source our ethically harvested Maca from trusted partners in Peru. The roots are slowly sun-dried according to traditional methods, which promotes an optimal amount of final bioactive compounds.* What’s more, our Maca goes through a process known as gelatinization, which uses heat and water to make it easier to digest.*

Our Maca Powder is perfect for powering up this tart and tasty summertime smoothie. Take a sip when you’re looking to give your taste buds a work out and maintain peak performance at home, work, and play.*

Gaia Herbs Berry Mint Lemonade Smoothie with Maca Powder

Yield: 2 smoothies

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons Gaia Herbs Maca Powder
  • 1 1/2 apples, cored and sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 bulb fennel, core and fronds removed
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions:

  1. Toss all ingredients except ice into a blender and blend thoroughly.
  2. Add ice and blend again until smooth.
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Note: This recipe yields two smoothies. One smoothie provides the suggested daily serving of 1 teaspoon of Gaia Herbs Maca Powder.

More Maca Recipes

There are countless delicious and nutritious ways to incorporate our Maca Powder into your diet. Discover some of our favorite recipes with this energizing root at the links below: