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Maca Ball Madness

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Maca Bliss Balls!

A customer favorite over the years - there is a very good reason this tasty snack has “Bliss” in its name! These little wonder balls are a delicious superfood treat that we make here in Moonrise Herbs with love.  They make an excellent morning or afternoon pick-me-up snack as they are nutrient dense and will give you staying power until your next meal.  There are some common allergens (peanuts, walnuts, seeds) but for those who can enjoy them, they really hit the spot! 

They contain: Honey, Peanut Butter, Maca Powder, Spirulina, Cinnamon, Dried Cranberries, Bee Pollen, Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Cacao Nibs, Flax Seeds, Lycii or Goji Berries, Shredded Coconut and A Lot of Love!

Many of you may be familiar with these ingredients but there are a couple that might unfamiliar to you…

Maca Root (Lepidium meyenii or Lepidium peruvianum) that grows high in the Peruvian Andes.  Maca is a great source of Amino Acids, B Vitamins, Potassium and Zinc; it’s like taking a high quality multi vitamin! This hardy perennial plant is energizing and sometimes called Peruvian Ginseng, but is not in same family as true ginsengs.    Maca can act as an immune-stimulant, is great for anemia, menstrual disorders, and menopause symptoms.  Maca can even help to enhance memory! We carry both the gelatinized and non-gelatinized powders. In Gelatinized Maca, the sun dried roots are first boiled and then pressurized in order to remove all starch content. The boiling process does alter some nutrients, but does make the powder easier to digest (due to the lack of starch). The powder is then mixed into drinks or other foods for consumption.

Goji or Lycii Berries contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory carotenoids and flavonoids.  They work nicely for inflammation complaints, as a chemo protective, are supportive to the Liver, immune tonic, lowers blood sugar levels and can be a nutritive!  Lycii berries help with so much!  They strengthen weak muscles and ligaments; improve male performance and infertility, act as a yin tonic, are great for the eyes, and so much more!

Enjoy a Maca Bliss Ball here at Moonrise anytime or find a recipe you love and make your own Bliss balls!

You can find a comprehensive list of our dried herbs here: https://store.moonriseherbs.com/collections/herbs-single-herbs

 

 



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