Is Maca a Coffee Substitute?

Is Maca a Coffee Substitute?

Posted by The Maca Team on 16th May 2024

If you’re a long time coffee drinker, you may have a hard time imagining getting your day started without a cup of joe. As of 2022, an estimated 66% of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee a day - and some drink as much as three to five cups a day! If you’re one of those caffeine fiends, you might be familiar with the jitters and the crash that follows. In the past, we’ve talked about having too much of a good thing - and as delicious as your favorite coffee might be, you can certainly have too much of it.

So how do you get going in the mornings without that much-needed cup? There are all kinds of coffee substitutes on the market now, all of which claim all kinds of unique benefits. Mushrooms, chocolate, all manner of natural substances have been touted as suitable replacements for caffeine.

You can add maca to the list. But what sets it apart from all the other coffee substitutes?

Is Maca Coffee for You?

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Quitting caffeine is a big step, especially if you’re going cold turkey. You might have a hard time imagining staying focused and energized through the day without some kind of stimulant. But it’s a lot easier than you might think!

Our Morning Motivator blend is rich in energizing vitamins, beneficial amino acids, and powerful antioxidants. Maca root is not a stimulant - it doesn’t contain caffeine, or any other substance that would be considered a stimulant in the traditional sense. It won’t leave you jittery, and you don’t have to worry about an afternoon crash.

Maca root isn’t some hip new coffee alternative. Since the earliest days of human maca consumption, it’s been prized for its energizing and focus-boosting qualities. Modern research has lent weight to maca’s antioxidative and energy metabolism-improving impact. Our maca coffee substitute is designed to enhance or replace your regular morning coffee without stressing your adrenals.

I've been a slow starter in the morning, but not since adding the Morning Motivator to my morning nutrition routine. It powers me through the day and I've even started skipping my mid-afternoon nap. The bag lasts me close to a month and a half, making it a super value at the price. I am VERY satisfied with this great-tasting product! James

How Does The Morning Motivator Work?

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You can use The Morning Motivator maca coffee blend as either an enhancer or substitute for traditional coffee beverages. Like with many of our maca products, it’s as simple as mixing the powder into your milk of choice, hot or cold. We recommend about a tablespoon of The Morning Motivator to eight ounces (or one cup) of liquid.

What can you expect from The Morning Motivator? Keep in mind that it’s meant to energize you, so we recommend adopting your daily dose of maca as part of your morning routine. When it comes to ways to enjoy your maca, you’re only limited by your imagination - so here’s one of our favorite recipes to get you started!

Bulletproof Morning Motivator


  • 8 ounces rice or almond milk - warm to your preferred temperature
  • 1 T Morning Motivator (more or less to taste)
  • 1-2 t - Coconut oil (melted)

Preparation: Place all ingredients in a blender and mix thoroughly. Enjoy immediately.

Why Choose The Maca Team?

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The Maca Team is committed to providing only the best organic Peruvian maca out there, and we believe our hard work will benefit you. It’s more important than ever to make good decisions for yourself and your body. So give our maca a try! DON’T hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. You can Contact Us using our web form, or call us toll-free at 888-919-8616.

Enjoy the Day!

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