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Anti-Stress Strawberry Smoothie (with maca & mint!)

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Anti-Stress Smoothie {with maca & mint} | Foods fill our tummies and give us energy, but they should also heal us. That's what you get with this anti-stress smoothie! A tasty breakfast, snack, or dessert to fuel your body with adaptogens and herbs to help you chill out! | WildernessFamilyNaturals.com

A nourishing and healing dessert in a glass that can also double as a quick breakfast or snack?

That’s what you get with this Anti-Stress Strawberry Smoothie with maca and mint!

When your life is busy or stressful, sometimes you just need quick and easy nourishment. Smoothies are a great way to fuel our bodies in a hurry. Beyond just filling our stomachs and providing energy to our bodies, we often need some healing too. Having foods that can actually help us relieve our stress is a major bonus!

And for that, of course, we turn to our food — this time, a natural adaptogen and relaxing herbs.

Why Maca?

Maca root was traditionally used by the indigenous peoples of the Andes mountains for its healing properties. Today, we know that maca root is a powerful adaptogenic food that can boost the libido, reduce menopause symptoms, and reduce the effects of adrenal fatigue. Some maca root in the diet can boost brain function and energy levels in a more sustaining way than caffeinated drinks.

Because maca root most often comes in powdered form, it’s an easy smoothie add-in.

Why Mint?

Mint and strawberries are a delicious combination, and that’s reason enough to combine them into a smoothie.

Yet beyond mint’s amazing flavor, it can also help ease digestive issues which can often be a problem when dealing with stress. Mint’s flavor and smell can also be mood-lifting and energizing without the crash of caffeine.

If fresh mint isn’t available to you, try using a cup of cooled peppermint tea as the smoothie liquid (instead of water or milk). Or if you’re comfortable, try a drop or 2 of a high-quality peppermint essential oil.

What anti-stress foods do you enjoy? Do you want to try this anti-stress strawberry smoothie?

Anti-Stress Strawberry Smoothie (with maca & mint!)
This anti-stress strawberry smoothie is a tasty breakfast, snack, or dessert to fuel your body with adaptogens and herbs to help you chill out!
Servings1 large smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1tablespoon WFN Maca Root Powder
  • 1teaspoon maple syrupoptional
  • 3cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/3cup fresh mint leavestightly packed (or mint essential oil)
  • 1cup wateror dairy-free milk, or mint tea
Instructions
  1. Combine everything in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Add more water or milk if necessary to keep the blender moving.
Recipe Notes

Try blueberries, raspberries, or banana instead of strawberries.

If you have fresh berries, use a bit of ice to make your smoothie thick and ice cold.

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  • Kathie Lapcevic