I received such a positive response on my last post, Vanilla Maca Oat Porridge + my thoughts on talking freely about menstrual cycles, hormones and female health. I hit publish on that post with a shaky hand but your support and comments really touched me: you were so frank, so eager to speak up! Thank you for that; it means a lot more than you can imagine.
Another thing that surprised me was the number of you that asked me for more recipes containing maca. You ask, I deliver! This is a new spin on an old recipe I shared on the blog years ago, and I have one more recipe coming in what I am now calling the “Ladies’ Recipes”. Ladies, thank you for inspiring me, in the kitchen and in life!
This smoothie is quick and easy to make, and gives you a welcome boost of energy at any time of day. I like drinking it at breakfast since it gives me energy for the day ahead (which I can use now I have a brand new, exciting job!!) and it helps keep the cramps at bay. If you want to add some extra iron to your diet (which is important when you’re on your period) you can add a bunch of spinach or kale to the smoothie.
Raspberry + maca is a pretty great combination – it tastes fruity and fresh, especially if you use frozen raspberries, and the nut butter makes it so creamy, though you can omit if you’re allergic to nuts or simply prefer a thinner smoothie. If you’re unsure about maca, try 1 tsp to start with, but if you already love this flavour feel free to up the dose to 2 tsp.
Ladies' Smoothie: Raspberry & Maca Hormone-Balancing Smoothie
- 1/2 cup (or a handful of) frozen raspberries
- 250ml (1 cup) almond milk
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1 tsp peanut or almond butter
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts (optional)
- Blend all till smooth. If you like a thinner smoothie, add more almond milk.
So I’ve just started a new job and I’m a wee bit apprehensive! What are your tips for finding your place in a new office/workplace, how do you ease into a new routine?
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