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The majority of people on a ketogenic diet use bulletproof coffee as their tried and true energy morning ritual. While it is delicious, provides a great amount of healthy fats, and kills your hunger, sometimes it’s nice to take a break from caffeine.  Gasp. You’ve probably just fallen over in your chair at the mere thought of giving up coffee, but this smoothie is a wonderful replacement that will leave you just as energized and satisfied.

The Main Ingredients in This Smoothie Include:

If you’re on a low carb ketogenic diet, you’ve already been introduced to the abundant benefits of MCT oil and the other healthy fats found in this smoothie, but you may not be familiar with maca powder.  This potent adaptogenic herb has been widely used for thousands of years to help with a variety of health conditions.  It is high in antioxidants, rich in vitamins & minerals, and can even be used to help treat adrenal fatigue.

Benefits of Maca Root:

  1. Boost energy
  2. Improve sexual health
  3. Improve memory, mood, and focus

#1: Increase Energy

Maca root is a wonderful replacement for caffeine because you get all the benefits of energy without the side effect of “jitters” that coffee sometimes has.  Many believe that because this herb helps to prevent spikes and crashes in blood sugar, it leaves you feeling with a more clean and sustained energy. It is a popular supplement amongst athletes and bodybuilders alike just for this reason.

#2: Increase Fertility and Libido

Sexual health is perhaps one of the main reasons why maca root has such a long history.  Studies have shown that this herb can significantly boost sex drive in both men and post-menopausal women.  It can also help to improve sperm quality and motility in men as well as balance female hormones in women which is crucial in reproductive health.

#3: Memory Booster

Perhaps due to its high antioxidant content, maca root is a great supplement to help boost memory and focus.  It was traditionally given to native Peruvian children to improve performance in school. Studies have shown the strongest effects for cognitive function have been with black maca.

The next time you feel like giving your adrenal glands a break from your morning caffeine ritual, definitely give maca root and this smoothie a try.  You will feel just as satiated and energized, but will not have to fear a big crash when that caffeine wears off. Or if you refuse to give up that morning cup of coffee, simply add this to your afternoon routine for a nutritious and healthy PM pick me up.

 

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Energizing Keto Smoothie

keto smoothie

Power up your day with the ultimate, energy-boosting keto smoothie that will leave you feeling recharged and ready to tackle the world.

  • Author: Corina Nielsen
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 tablespoon Perfect Keto MCT Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Perfect Keto Nut Butter
  • 2 teaspoons maca powder
  • 1 handful ice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and mix on high until smooth.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 26g
  • Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: keto smoothie energy

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