Updated: Jun 30, 2022
Yum! Warming and soothing, and packed with flavour – such a great way to start the day!
Maca root has been shown to be beneficial for all sorts of hormonal problems including PMS, infertility and menopausal symptoms. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flushes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression.
Fibre is essential to help eliminate used hormones from the body – vital for conditions associated with oestrogen dominance.
Blueberries anthocyanin and vitamin C, helping to relieve the symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
*If you are pregnant or lactating you should avoid taking maca.
Consumption of coconut milk improves skin elasticity due to its copper and vitamin C content. These nutrients slow down the ageing process of your skin and body by maintaining flexibility and elasticity of the skin and blood vessels. Thus, it prevents wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots.
Oats are a unique cereal due to its relatively high protein content and its distinct protein composition compared to other cereals. Almonds are also packed with healthy fats and protein which are essential for beautiful skin, hair and nails.
Many people take maca for skin issues, as for some people it helps to clear acne and blemishes.
Blueberries are one of the richest sources of proanthocyanidins. These phytonutrients decrease free radicals levels that are linked to ageing (yes wrinkling!) and disease.*But be very cautious if you have a cancer related to hormones like testicular and ovarian, among others. If you have liver issues or high blood pressure you should ask your doctor before taking maca.
Supercharging your health:
Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
Maca is often recommended to those with adrenal fatigue as it nourishes them and reduces stress hormones. Within days of using maca your energy level may increase. It is also known for increasing stamina.
Coconut milk contains lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids and capric acid which possess antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties for a stronger immune system.
Oats are packed with fibre, which is not only great for optimum digestion, but will also keep you feeling full, control your appetite, and delay hunger pangs. They are a rich source of the phytonutrients ellagic acid. Ellagic acid has proven anticancer and genetic-material-protection capabilities. It also encourages a healthy rate of apoptosis—how the body seeks out and destroys harmful or damaged cells, like cancer cells.
Ingredients: (serves 1)
1/2 cup oats
1 cup water
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 banana, sliced
1 tbsp almond butter (or other nut butter e.g. peanut butter)
1 tsp maca powder (optional)
Large handful of blueberries
Cacao nibs (optional)
Raw honey (optional)
Place sliced banana, oats, water, maca, and coconut milk in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
To serve, pour the mixture in a bowl and top with blueberries and a dollop of almond butter (and cacao nibs and/or honey if using).