When we think of medicine today, much of it is synthetic and man-made. Thousands of years ago, however, medicine relied heavily on natural substances like herbs and roots. Medicinal roots and plants have a long history of healing.
No matter which holiday you celebrate, food is guaranteed to play a starring role throughout the season. This year, let your pantry do the work!
For most who have ever sprinkled maca into a blender, the Junín Valley might as well be in outer space. But at the end of a treacherous, winding road 14,000 feet high up in the Andes, there’s this place, where maca survives harsh conditions.
[schema description]Spices and butterscotch-like maca powder add new dimension to this zesty hot drink. Drink this extra dark hot chocolate first thing in the morning for an energy boost, or enjoy as a mid-afternoon treat.[/schema]
[schema description] A generous scoop of maca gives this fruity smoothie tons of energizing power. For a thicker smoothie, try using frozen raspberries.[/schema]
The road to maca starts at sea level, in Lima, Peru. From there, Kipp Stroden, CEO of Essential Living Foods, rides a specially tuned car up a treacherous, winding road on the Andes.
Most recipes harness maca’s butterscotch-like flavors in desserts, but this savory sauce is a revelation.
Try this nondairy milkshake for a bright and refreshing way to access the vibrant energy of maca.
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