Black Maca Recipes
If you’re excited to try black maca powder in some great tasting and gluten free dishes, you’re in the right place. Here we will share our favorite recipes that feature black maca.
You might not know that black maca powder comes from black maca roots, which are the rarest of all colors of maca grown. In fact, they make up just about 15% of the annual maca harvest in Peru. Over the past decade, black maca has become more popular as research (LINK) has revealed several potential benefits from adding it to your diet. These include support for hormonal balance, muscle building, healthy drive and more.
But, what is the best way to take black maca powder? That’s a question we receive fairly often. While it’s certainly possible just to mix this root powder into water, almond milk, coconut milk or similar and drink it “straight,” many people prefer to combine it in recipes. If you haven’t tried black maca yet, the taste is something like an earthy malty, caramel flavor. But maca is not sweet and some people don’t like the flavor so much. If that describes you, you could certainly purchase black maca capsules or liquid extracts instead. Or you can try some of these simple yet tasty black maca recipes and see if they make it easier to get your daily serving of this amazing superfood.
The recipes below come thanks to some of our customers. We certainly appreciate that they have shared them with us and are happy to pass them on to you.
Energy Boosting Maca Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 T fresh ground peanut butter
- 1 t Black Maca Powder
- 1 T vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1 T organic cacao powder
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Quick Maca Oatmeal
Combining maca with oatmeal is an easy way for healthy children and healthy men and women to enjoy maca. Make sure to use gelatinized maca if you have a sensitive stomach.
- 2-3 t of gelatinized black maca
- 1 c warm oatmeal
- 1 t ground cinnamon
- honey to sweeten if desired
- 1/2 apple cubed
Preparation: After oatmeal has been cooked, stir in remaining ingredients. Garnish with cubed apple and serve immediately.
Vegan Maca Blondies
A big thanks to Heather McClees from The Soulful Spoon for writing and sharing this recipe with us These dairy free treats are excellent when you're stressed or just need an extra boost to get you through the day.
- 2 scoops Sunwarrior brand protein powder (vanilla)
- 1/3 cup raw coconut flour
- 1/3 cup raw ground golden flax meal
- 1/3 cup chia bran (or milled chia)
- 1/3 cup oat fiber
- 1 full teaspoon pure stevia extract (powder)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or 1 teaspoon vanilla powder)
- 1 tablespoon black maca powder
- ½ tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- water to thicken
- "Caramel" Drizzle Sauce (recipe below)
Directions: Add the protein powder, coconut flour, flax meal, chia bran (or milled chia), cinnamon, ginger, and maca to a bowl. Stir the milk in slowly. Add the vanilla. Add just enough water to thicken into a thick paste, just like cookie dough. I used cold water straight from my fridge's filter and I'm guessing it was around 1/2 cup. Just add enough to blend into a thick paste. I'd start out with 1/4 cup and work your way up in 1/4 cup increments to be safe.
Once you get a nice dough shape, press into an 8x8 inch pan. Make sure it's all even and just keep pressing with your hands until you get a smooth finish on top. Cut into 4 strips lengthwise and 4 strips width wise. At this point you can leave them as bars or cut them into squares like I did by just cutting each bar in half once again to form 16 small squares and sprinkling with additional cinnamon. Freeze for 30 minutes just to firm up. Meanwhile, make the "caramel"
Caramel Drizzle Sauce
- 1 tablespoon black maca powder
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 3 full drops of liquid stevia
Directions: In a small bowl, add the tablespoon of maca, 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk and 3 full drops of liquid stevia. Stir and drizzle across the bars or cut the bars and remove them from the pan first before drizzling on the sauce (which I did). Sprinkle on some coconut for garnish if you like as I did, serve and enjoy! I like to freeze these to store them and just thaw on the counter 10 minutes before eating them but you can keep them in the fridge if you like them super gooey (which I don't). You could also bake them before drizzling on the sauce for 20 minutes at 350 degrees if you want a more traditional cake-like blondie. Either way, they're awesome:)
Maca Superfood Cappuccino Recipe
A big thanks to Elena Wilkins of Vegalicous for writing and sharing this caffeine free, plant based recipe with us. Much more interesting than a standard hot chocolate!
- 2 cups of hot water
- 2 tbsp of dark cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp black gelatinized maca powder
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1/2-1 tsp of cinnamon powder
- 1 scoop of Ancient Wisdom superfood
- 1/4 c cashew nuts
- Add a few chocolate chips for more chocolatey goodness
Preparation: Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed these black maca recipes and we hope that they help lead you toward the health goals that you are seeking. If you have any questions or would like to add your own recipe to our list, please let us know. We’re always happy to help!
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