An energy-boosting stimulant with Maca and Cacao powder is quickly prepared and has even more to offer with its hormone regulating and anti-inflammatory properties.
- 1 cup milk or vegetable milk such as almond milk
- 1 - 2 tablespoons Maca Cacao powder
- optional ½ teaspoon Cacao Nibs
- optional 1 pinch of cinnamon
1 - 2 serves
- Froth half the milk either warm or cool, pour into a cup or glass.
- Stir the Maca Cacao powder into the other half of the milk and add to the foamed milk.
- Sprinkle with a little pinch of cinnamon and Cacao Nibs.
Tip: If you like it a little sweeter, you can also add maple syrup, honey or another sugar alternative.
With a few spices such as black pepper, turmeric, or cayenne pepper as well as vanilla extract, the Maca Cacao Latte also gets a particularly exotic and spicy note.
ALMOND MILK is low in calories and contains no milk. It is produced by mixing finely ground, peeled almonds with water and other ingredients such as salt and sweeteners, vitamins and minerals.
For vegetarians and vegans, almond milk is a delicious herbal milk substitute, whereby the nutrients can vary depending on the supplier.
In any case, this milk has little calcium and much less protein than cow's milk, unless it is added. Here one should pay attention to the list of ingredients.
Incidentally, almond milk can also be produced by yourself. There are numerous instructions on DIY milk on the Internet.
CACAO is the purest form of chocolate. This means that it is raw and therefore contains more nutrients. Cacao has many antioxidants as well as magnesium, calcium and iron.
Cacao also contains more than 300 active ingredients - including the happiness hormone serotonin, dopamine (promotes drive), anandamide (triggers feelings of happiness) and tryptophan (to increase well-being).
The nutrients in Cacao are good for the cardiovascular system, they ensure a beautiful skin and have a stress-reducing effect.
Here you can find more information about Cacao.
CINNAMON is a spicy, bitter and slightly sweet spice and comes from the dried bark of cinnamon trees. It has a warming effect, no wonder that it should not be missing in Christmas baking.
Whether cinnamon has a positive effect on the blood sugar level has been the subject of various studies, but has not yet been proven with certainty (www.webmd.com).
In cinnamon the flavouring Cumarin is contained, which can cause however in large quantities consumed liver damage.
MACA has numerous vitamins to offer such as B1, B2 and B6, C and E as well as minerals such as calcium and potassium, magnesium, sodium and sulphur. It also contains trace elements such as iodine, copper, manganese and silicon, zinc and tin.
The Maca tuber also contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are very important for the health of the body.
Thanks to its vital substances, this tuber, which tastes earthy and vanilla at the same time, gives the body and mind more strength and endurance, helps with stress and is also a herbal mood enhancer.
As an adaptogen, the root tuber from the Andes has a balancing effect on the hormone system.
It therefore helps to alleviate menopausal symptoms such as insomnia, hot flushes and mood swings and to increase libido.
Researchers found out in a study, how Maca can increase the psychological well-being and relieves the up and down of the hormone system during the menopause.
However, unlike soy or yam, the Maca plant does not contain any phytoestrogens. Another study in 2006 showed that Maca can be a good alternative to hormone replacement therapy.
Phytosterols have a positive influence on cholesterol levels.