Cool Maca Beverages for Hot Days Ahead

Cool Maca Beverages for Hot Days Ahead

Posted by The Maca Team on 22nd Apr 2024

Summer is on the horizon, and temperatures are rising fast. Do you have any exciting plans for the warmer season? Whether you’re looking to get outdoors more or you’d rather play it cool in the comfort of your own home, add maca to your vacation plans with these fun summer-appropriate recipes. They’re made with organic ingredients that, paired with maca, are sure to keep you energized and going strong even when temperatures are soaring.

Maca Beverages for Keeping Cool

Maca Superfood Citrus Smoothie

A big thanks to Megan of Growing Up Herbal for writing and sharing this healthy yogurt and citrus smoothie recipe with us! This is a great Maca recipe for kids - especially in the summer!

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  • 2 inches of fresh ginger root – peeled and sliced
  • 2 oranges – juiced
  • 1-2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup greek yogurt (homemade will work too)
  • 1 TBSP raw honey
  • 1 TBSP of maca powder (or preferred amount)


First, peel and slice your ginger root into small pieces and cut your oranges into halves to juice them. This is what I use if I only need a small amount of juice. Next, put all your ingredients into your Vita-Mix or preferred blender and blend until smooth. Once your smoothie is blended well, put it on the lowest setting and slowly sprinkle your maca powder in so that it blends well and doesn’t clump. Lastly, pour it up into a pretty glass mason jar and enjoy!

Iced Maca Mocha Frappe

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If you’ve got a day of keeping up with the kids ahead, you’re going to need to stay caffeinated. This easy iced maca mocha frappe recipe is from Brianne Grogan of Fem Fusion Fitness.


  • 1/2 cup brewed and cooled coffee
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 large, plump pitted Medjool date (or 2 tsp honey)*
  • 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I love Vitacost’s raw cacao powder)
  • 1 tsp maca powder


In a high speed blender, blend until smooth and frothy. Serve in a glass or a mug. Pour over ice cubes. Using coffee ice cubes is recommended!

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Of course, if you’d rather avoid the caffeine jitters, get your day off to a refreshing start with this maca power juice recipe. It’s loaded with ingredients that will keep you cool while boosting those energy reserves, which will come in handy if you’ve got a day on the beach ahead or are planning to hit the trails at your favorite national park.


  • 3-4 fresh carrots
  • 1/2 a lemon or lime
  • 2-3 radishes
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1-3 t Maca powder


  1. Juice all vegetables.
  2. Add Maca powder and blend either in a blender or a blender bottle.
  3. Enjoy immediately.

Fermented Maca Drink Recipe - Chicha De Maca

Chicha is a drink that people have made in the Andes for thousands of years. It can be fermented or non-fermented. This Chicha drink recipe is for a fermented version that will yield a drink that contains 1%-3% alcohol. It is possible to consume this beverage immediately after making it too.

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  • 1/2 cup purple corn flour
  • 1 cup Maca chips (or 1/2 cup Maca powder)
  • 1/4 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 10 Cloves
  • 1.5 Gallons of Water


  1. In a large pot, boil the corn flour, maca, quinoa, cinnamon and cloves over the course for about 2 hours.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool, strain and place in a large container. Add sugar.
  3. Allow to ferment for 2-6 days.
  4. Serve cold.

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