Recipe Roundup: Easy Ways to Include Maca Recipes in your Everyday Foods
From sweet to savory, raw to cooked, we’ve collected the full range of maca recipes to make it easy to make sure you get your Maca!
By now, you’ve probably heard that adding Maca to your drinks or foods every day can help you increase energy, boost your nutrition, and support hormonal balance, mood and even libido. But did you know that maca, because it’s typically in a powder form, can be added into a wide variety of foods?
From smoothies to hot chocolate to savory dishes and even some traditional Peruvian recipes, there are lots of creative ways to add a little adaptogenic superfood goodness into your next meal or snack. All the best recipes and ideas for cooking with maca powder are right here for you, so let the exploring begin!
Every one of these simple maca root powder recipes are plant based. Whether you’re a vegan 100% of the time or just looking for ways to build more plant-based options into your diet, these recipes do the trick. Many are also gluten free, and some are raw as well!
If you’re craving a little decadence, the Maca Hot Chocolate from Food Babe shows off the marriage of the flavors of cacao or cocoa powder and maca. Our teas, juices, and milks all help you get that energy boosting property of maca, and you can even go a little crazy with the rich iced flavors of our Iced Maca Mocha Frappe or the bright immune boosting flavors of the Citrus Maca Morning Jumpstart Recipe.
Always a big hit, smoothies are one of the quickest and easiest ways to incorporate Maca into your diet. Because of its mild flavor and powder form, Maca root powder mixes easily into any tried and true smoothie recipe. With flavors ranging from pumpkin to strawberry banana, these recipes give you an idea of just how flexible Maca powder can be.
Perhaps start with the bright Green Food Smoothie, a superfood powerhouse with kale, coconut oil, and flax seeds. Or double your superfoods from Peru with the Maca and Chia Smoothie. With 10 options and growing, you’re sure to find the perfect smoothie to tempt you.
When you’re craving a little something sweet, but want to stay healthy, these raw Maca treats take full advantage of Maca’s caramel or malty flavors. One even tastes like Nutella! It really doesn’t get better than that. From pudding to snack bars, you’re sure to find something just right for your sweet tooth. All while fueling your body with adaptogen, superfood, delicious goodness—and keeping it raw, so all those nutrients are still complete for you.
We all have that friend (or child!) who’s reluctant to try our health foods. These amazing cooked desserts and treats are a great way to introduce them to Maca. Though not a daily serving on their own, when you’ve got time to bake something extra special, try out these options.
Perhaps start with the dairy free, oil free and vegan Creamy Pumpkin Pie, full of flavor thanks to coconut flakes, cashews, ginger, and allspice. It’s a great way to get decadent while being good to our bodies.
And since Maca powder is technically classified as a flour, its fine texture makes it easy to combine with flour in your Saturday morning pancakes. One of our favorite recipes is shared here, from Kristina at Spa Bettie.
Never fear, Maca isn’t just relegated to sweet dishes! Sure, that’s what you’ll usually find around the interwebs, but we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve, and we’re letting you in on these savory secrets. Raw, vegan, and gluten free, they’re safe for all your guests to enjoy with you, so whip up a recipe—maybe a batch of the guacamole to share with friends!
There’s even a comfort food standby: the Raw Vegan Mac-n-Cheese Casserole, that somehow gets you both the feeling of comfort food while getting all your veggies and superfoods. Though it may not pass every toddler’s tastebud test, we know the adults will love this grown-up version to fuel their nutrient needs.
Sometimes you just want something warm and hearty. We get it! We’re building up our list of savory dishes and kicking it off with a strong start.The Pumpkin Lentil Soup simmers away on your stovetop, giving the flavors of curry, ginger, basil, sage, and more time to infuse and deepen.
Of course, hummus is everywhere these days, ready-made. But there’s nothing like a homemade hummus to up your snacking game, and our Maca Hummus makes it possible for you add in some adaptogenic goodness while adjusting all the flavor profiles to your own preference. Want more garlic? Go for it! Like that tahini or lemon flavor to be dialed up? No one’s stopping you. Your perfect hummus, power-packed with Maca, is just a whir of the food processor away.
(Psst: got your own savory idea for cooking with maca powder? Let us know. We’d love to grow this list!)
A maca root powder recipe collection wouldn’t be complete without bringing it back to the OG, our friends in the Andes of Peru. Explore the cultural roots of this powerful root with Mazamorra de Maca, a porridge that is the most common traditional way to enjoy Maca.
Feeling adventurous? You definitely need to try Chicha, the Fermented Maca Drink that will with time get to 1-3% alcohol—that is, if you can wait long enough, and don’t drink it right after making it! With its tempting scents of cinnamon and cloves, you may not last the 2-6 days to allow it to ferment. But the people in the Andes have been making this drink for 1000s of years—so maybe we can take two days or so to join them in the full experience.
Beyond the stand-alone food recipes, we’ve uncovered some goodness in our research that we just had to share with you.
Our Adaptogen Blend for Stress was created by a registered nurse and family herbalist, the pairs maca root with four other adaptogens to boost the benefit for kids—or anyone needing an extra stress-relieving boost.
And with our Maca Shampoo and Lotion information, you may join many of our customers in exploring the benefits of topical use of Maca.
With so many simple and delicious ways to integrate Maca into your diet, we’re sure you’ll find inspiration in these recipes. Coming up with your own unique recipes? We’d love it if you shared them! Curious about all the benefits that Maca, your superfood and adaptogen, can provide? Learn more about all the benefits to Maca here.
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