Peaches are soooo delicious and nutritious and we go through baskets of them during peach season! They are packed with vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting antioxidants.
The special ingredient that gives this performance-enhancing smoothie its name is maca powder. Native to Peru, maca has a slightly earthy, butterscotch taste and is rich in vitamins and minerals. Touted as the "Incan superfood", it has been used for millennia to increase energy, stamina and endurance. Maca is also celebrated for its ability to boost libido and sexual function in both men and women.
For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:
2 cups diced fresh peaches*
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 to 2 Tbsp Further Food collagen peptides (omit for vegan)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp natural almond butter
2 tsp gelatinized maca powder
1/4 to 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, pure stevia, honey (nonvegan) or maple syrup, adjusted to taste
Sprinkle with ground cinnamon as desired and serve.
*Notes: When peaches are not in season, use frozen peach slices and adjust almond to desired consistency.