This Mocha Maca Smoothie is sure to please your hormones and taste buds. Maca is an adaptogenic herb. Adaptogens are a class of herbs that work to regulate your adrenal glands. Your adrenal glands are located on top of your kidneys and regulate stress hormones like cortisol as well as fluid balance. Cortisol is an important hormone for hormone balance. Chronic elevations in cortisol can lead to unwanted symptoms like breakouts, anovulatory cycles, metabolism troubles and hair loss to name a few. Maca specifically supports testosterone levels. When incorporated as part of a nutrition and lifestyle plan that addresses the underlying causes of low testosterone, it can help boost testosterone levels. You may be experiencing low testosterone if you deal with: difficulty gaining muscle mass, low libido, poor energy or mood troubles. If you have ever had maca before you know that on it’s own it can taste a bit earthy. But when paired with the delicious mocha flavors in this smoothie, you can’t taste it one bit. Plus, this smoothie also incorporates other hormone loving nutrients like antioxidants, cruciferous vegetables, minerals and resistant starch. This smoothie is a great breakfast or snack option.
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