Maca Cacao Chia Pudding
MACA CACAO CHIA PUDDING
FOOD AS MEDICINE
Maca is a Peruvian root consumed in a ground form that can be added to smoothies, shakes, desserts and more. It works to stimulate the pituitary gland which in turn stimulates human growth hormone, oxytocin, and progesterone production as well as thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Maca is known as an adaptogen, meaning that it can help our body to cope with stress and aid in resilience while balancing hormones. Maca is also a libido booster for both women and men and can help to enhance fertility.
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 can full fat coconut milk (we like Native Forest Simple)
1 Tbsp maca powder
4 Tbsp raw cacao powder
2 scoops collagen peptides
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
water as needed to thin
Coconut shreds, cacao nibs and chopped macadamia nuts for serving
Whisk together chia seeds, coconut milk, maca, cacao, collagen and vanilla until fully incorporated. Place in refrigerator and let sit for about 30 minutes until thickened. Add water as needed to thin. Top with additional coconut milk, shreds, cacao nibs and chopped macadamia nuts if desired.
Makes 4 servings
Nutrition per serving: 262 Calories, 22g Fat, 11g Carbs, 5g Protein
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Sounds awesome. Will definitely try. I have heard from another Keto expert that Chia seeds interfere with hormones and should be avoided. What do you think about this?
Like everything else, moderation is key. Chia can actually help in balancing excessive estrogen and it is honestly going to be very hard if not impossible to consume an amount that would interfere with hormones!
Can you take maca root while on an anti depressant?
Yes you can!