This Chocolate Maca Elixir is the ultimate low carb superfood drink. A flavorful hormone balancing drink that tastes reminiscent of Nesquick, with a hint of cinnamon and loads of nutrients to help you feel your best! This drink is loaded with collagen for added benefits and protein, and is sweetened with monk fruit sweetener to make it low in carbs. It’s also the perfect energy boosting pick me up that’s vegan friendly, keto friendly and gluten free.
Here’s What You Need for This Low Carb Chocolate Maca Elixir:
- 12 ounces milk of choice (see notes)
- 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder or cacao powder
- 1.5 tbsp sugar replacement of choice (or to taste)
- 1 scoop collagen* (Ancient Nutrition)
- 1 tsp ground maca powder (Navitas Organics)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract*
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon*
- 1/8 tsp pink Himalayan salt
I’m definitely not a doctor or nutritionist, so please just know that this post was created from my personal experience! I’ve struggled with hormonal acne for the past few years. There’s lots of things that contribute to hormonal acne, but I’ve been looking for natural ways to help balance my hormones. Cue maca powder!
What is Maca Powder? Maca is actually a cruciferous vegetable like broccoli, cauliflower or cabbage, it grows mainly in the Andes in Central Peru. The edible part are the roots that grow underground. For many years, Peruvians have used maca root as a powerful supplement. Maca is said to increase energy and stamina, sex drive, enhance fertility and balance hormones. Maca is a very nutrient dense food, and is very high in manganese, copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Iron, which is another reason I love it so much! Here’s a useful article that can explain this in much more detail!
What Does Maca Powder Taste Like? Many people don’t love the taste of maca, it tastes kind of earthy, nutty, and has little bit of a brightness to it, with some pungent fruity and almost floral notes if you ask me! It’s quite hard to describe. It pairs so well with chocolate and cinnamon, which is why you will find those ingredients in this drink. I actually don’t mind the taste, so I like to put it in smoothies, or even stir it into my yogurt.
Maca and Me: I do feel that I have seen benefits from incorporating maca powder into my diet! Of course, you should always clear things with your doctor before adding this into your routine. Like I said, I’m not a professional, just sharing personal experiences.
Collagen: Collagen is an additional supplement I add to this drink to give even more health benefits! It’s a great source of protein, and I like to add it to this drink because of the hair, skin and nail benefits it provides. One of our favorite brands lately is Ancient Nutrition. You could also use your protein powder of choice if you don’t want to use collagen.
Milk and Milk Substitutes: For this drink you will need about 12 ounces of milk or milk of choice. Some great choices would be nut milk. We love macadamia nut milk. We also sometimes add in heavy whipping cream for extra fat and creaminess, or sometimes we use a low carb ultra filtered milk like Organic Valley! While real milk adds protein, it of course makes this drink not vegan, and adds carbs, if that is a concern for you.
Optional Add-Ins: We love adding a pinch of ground cinnamon, salt and vanilla extract to amp up the flavor, but this is totally optional.
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Let’s Make It!
Add your milk of choice, vanilla extract* and all dry ingredients to a blender.
Blend and serve immediately.
Looking for another easy and delicious keto friendly breakfast drink? Try this yummy Low Carb Blueberry Smoothie!
Until Next Time,
Briana & Chamere
This Cocoa Maca Elixir is the ultimate low carb superfood drink. This flavorful hormone balancing drink tastes reminiscent of Nesquick, with a hint of cinnamon and loads of nutrients to help you feel your best! This drink is loaded with collagen for added benefits and protein, and is sweetened with monk fruit sweetener to make it low in carbs. This drink is the perfect energy boosting pick me up, that's vegan friendly, keto friendly and gluten free.
Add your milk of choice, vanilla extract and all dry ingredients to a blender.
Blend and serve immediately.
Macros: These macros are estimated and provided as a courtesy via MyFitnessPal. We cannot guarantee the accuracy. It will vary a lot depending on the brands you use.
Makes 1 serving, 164 calories, 8 grams of fat, 14 grams of protein, 10 total carbs, 6 grams fiber, making 4 net carbs.