September Smoothie Spotlight

Pineapple Maca Bliss... but, what is maca?

Maca root powder is comprised of approximately 18% protein, 76.5% carbohydrates, 5% fat, and 8.5% fiber (indigestible carbohydrates). Benefits include increased fertility in men and women, hormone balance, increased energy, stamina, improved sexual function, memory, and focus, as well as a booster for your immune system! Maca root provides a powerful source of nutrition, including:

  • Over 20 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids
  • 20 free-form fatty acids (such as lauric, linolenic, palmitic acid, oleic , and steric acid)
  • Vitamins B-1, B-2, C and E
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Sulphur
  • Sodium
  • Iron

Don't forget about the awesome benefits of pineapple:

Pineapples are a tropical fruit comprised of approximately 6% dietary fiber, 4% carbohydrates, 2% calories, and 1% protein. It helps reduce inflammation, boosts the immune system, reduces the risk of arthritis, helps heal wounds and protect against infections, reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, beneficial in preventing mouth, throat & breast cancer, helps improve oral and eye health, protects against constipation, diarrhea, and IBS, prevents conditions like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes, and proves to be a good remedy for curing coughs and colds. What's in a pineapple:

  • Vitamin C,
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folate
  • Thiamin
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium


Try this superfood smoothie packed with health benefits after your next workout!