Awhile back I received a Macasure bar from Sequel Naturals

Macasure bar from Sequel Naturals
4000 mg’s of Maca in this bar
Close up of Macasure bar from Sequel Naturals
What is it?
Article on What is Maca?
Benefits
Article titled Key Benefits of an Optimized Hormonal System

Thanks, Sequel Naturals for the bar.  It was a nice piece of dark chocolate.  I didn’t really taste any maca per se. But I did have some extra energy and pep in my step after I ate it.  Not sure if that was just from the chocolate or from the maca + chocolate, but either way, I enjoyed my little energy burst.

I’m a fan of Sequel and Brendan Brazier.  My Book Post shows his Thrive books on the right hand side of my cookbook stash

Shelf full of cookbooks
Stacked cookbooks on shelf

And just the other day I posted about the Vega Smoothie Optimizers and you all chimed in about your thoughts on Smoothie “Helpers” and Vega products.

Two packages of Vega Smoothie Optimizers

In the past, I’ve posted on Maca.  See This Post for lots of info, benefits and uses.

Close up of bag of Maca Powder

Here’s a quick bit of Maca info (source)

Male:

  • Increases energy (Chronic Fatigue)
  • Treat sexual dysfunction (Loss of Libido)
  • Increases stamina & athletic performance
  • Nourishes glandular system
  • Fertility enhancement
  • Improves physical and emotional well being
  • Promotes mental clarity
  • Balance hormones

Female:

  • Treat PMS (Mood Swings)
  • Menopause symptom relief (Hot Flashes)
  • Sexual stimulation
  • Nourishes glandular system
  • HRT alternative(Hormone Replacement Therapy)
  • Increases stamina & athletic performance
  • Increases energy (Chronic Fatigue)
  • Balance hormones


I love Maca Popcorn. Coconut Oil, Cinnamon, Nooch, and Maca

 

Maca Popcorn with ingredients in background

 

Close up of Maca Popcorn

And chocolate chips for good measure
Maca Popcorn with chocolate chips

From my previous post on Cookies in the Mail and Winter Workout Motivation, I liked hearing what specialty cookies or products you’ve tried, i.e. vegan, GF, and also what you are doing to stay motivated with your winter workouts.

Snack/Dessert: Vegan GF Banana Nut Muffins

Close up of one Vegan GF Banana Nut Muffin in paper liner

The gooey squishy inside of a muffin.  Note I did not say the M word (Moist…eek! hate!)
Hand holding portion of Vegan GF Banana Nut Muffin
 

Close up of portion of Vegan GF Banana Nut Muffin

Questions
1. Have you ever tried maca?  Did you like it?
I know some people don’t like the taste of maca.  They feel it’s too earthy or malty or just not for them.  I happen to really like the taste of it and if I can derive some health benefits from it in the process, even better.

It’s one of those foods that I have tried because of the ‘sphere that I recently posted about.  Peanut flour also made that list.

2. If you’ve tried maca, did it “work” or did you notice any effects?

It’s one of those things that I can’t “feel” if it’s working or not.  I have never noticed a difference when I consume maca or not, but since I enjoy the taste, I consume it anyway.

I don’t buy it all the time because it is pricey and I don’t believe we have to consume “superfoods” in order to be healthy and balanced, but since I like the taste, I figure, what the heck. I figure it’s the type of thing that can’t hurt.

I know some women swear by it for hormone regulation and many people say they get extra energy from it.

3. What are you doing this weekend?

I am going to be spending time with the family, not watching the Superbowl or making Superbowl recipes, and will be working instead.

TGIF and Happy pre-Weekend!

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