The Healthy Hormone Shake

Luke Hines LUKE HINES

Want to balance your energy levels and boost your mood and brain function? Then look no further than this healthy hormone shake! It includes good-quality oil for energy and maca powder for its powerful hormone-balancing properties.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp macadamia nut butter
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil, coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp hydrolysed powdered gelatin (optional)
  • ¼ tsp stevia (optional)

Method

Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender until smooth. Pour into a glass over ice and enjoy!

THE LOWDOWN

Maca powder is available in health-food stores. It can help rebalance hormone levels and may increase libido and sexual function. If maca is a new ingredient for you, start with just 1 teaspoon to avoid potential digestive issues, and gradually add more as you get used to it. Hydrolysed powdered gelatine provides a large range of amino acids and has excellent anti-inflammatory properties. It is available at health-food stores or online.

Smart Carbs by Luke Hines is published by Plum, RPP $39.99 .

Photographer credit: Mark Roper.