As Maca is a root vegetable in the radish family, it can safely be taken in small, daily amounts. It is available in a powder form (least expensive option) or in capsules (slightly more expensive). Maca is a great replacement for caffeine and Viagra, read here for more details.
Maca is senstive to light, oxygen, and humidity, so it is best to store it away from direct light and humid environments. The optimal amount of maca for health and healing, in most cases, is 1-3 teaspoons of powder per day.
The powder can be mixed into smoothies or coffee, and capsules can be easily swallowed. There are numerous ways to take macs including: hot and cold cereals, smoothies, protein shakes, cooking, baking, salad dressings, soups, etc.
1. Superfood Coconut Chocolate Ganache
You can find the recipe here – http://superfoodsandsupershakes.com/2012/09/superfood-coconut-chocolate-ganache-totally-raw-and-totally-superfoods/
This dish is not only quick and easy, but will satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way.
You can find the recipe here – http://www.peta.org/living/food/superfood-cuisine-maca-macaroons/
3. Maca Magic Dessert Smoothies
You can find the recipe here – http://vegansaurus.com/post/8997313338/guest-recipes-raw-maca-smoothies
4.Pumpkin Maca Lentil Soup with maca boost
This complete meal lentil curry soup not only has the goodness of so many super foods, but also uses maca in the right way. Try it.
Find the recipe here – http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11864/pumpkin-lentil-soup-with-a-maca-boost.html
5. Maple-Maca Ice cream with Chocolate Chips
Though this ice cream is perfect for warm weather, maca has a slight warming quality, which makes it a great pick for cooler days as well. You do not even need an ice cream maker for this recipe.
You can find the recipe here – http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5224/OMG-Superfood-Recipe-MapleMaca-Ice-Cream-with-Chocolate-Chips.html
6. Coconut Maca Tonic
This tonic is immune-boosting, digestion-aiding, cancer-fighting, hormone-balancing, and super energizing! I know, it packs quite the punch.
You can find the recipe here – http://ahappyhealthnut.com/2014/03/14/coconut-maca-tonic/
7. Maca Energy Bars
This energy bar is not only vegan, but grain and gluten free as well. Super easy to make, it is a must try.
Find the recipe here – http://mywholefoodlife.com/2013/09/17/maca-energy-bars/
8. Iced Maca Mocha Latte
Not only will this latte cool you down, but it comes with the benefits of macs. Who can say no to that?
You can read more on the recipe here – http://femfusionfitness.com/maca-recipes/
9. Cheesy Veggie Pasta with Feta, Squash and Maca
Everyone loves pasta, so this dish will be an instant hit with whole wheat pasta, feta cheese, sweet squash, and maca. It also has chia seeds and sunflower seeds, and will complete your nutrional needs with a delightful taste.
10. Raw Vegan Maca n Cheese Casserole
This tasty casserole might take a few hours to prepare but it sure is worth the effort and wait. Loaded with lots of vegetables, zuchinni noodles, cheese sauce, and crumble, it pleases all your senses.
You can find the complete recipe here – http://www.themacateam.com/raw-vegan-maca-n-cheeze-casserole
11. Maca Guaca
Plain ol’ guacamole is already pretty healthy for you – tomatoes, onions, and avocados all offer unique health benefits. This take on an old favorite – “Guaca-Maca” – throws in the superfoods maca and spirulina ingredients to super-charge the nutritional value of your next Mexican meal.
Read more on the recipe here – http://www.naturesway.com.au/recipe/maca-guaca/
12. Maca-Sutra Cookies
High in protein, fiber, good fats, and antioxidants, this treat may increase energy, sexual drive, and decrease stress! Well, who knows; it’s worth a shot!
You can get the complete recipe here – http://micaelafitness.com/MicaelasBlog/2010/09/08/what-is-maca-and-should-i-make-some-maca-sutra-cookies/
Just add maca to your favorite hummus recipe and it will not only boost the taste and flavor, but provide healthy and balancing hormones.
14. Enzyme Raw Pie
This is a delicious raw food pie with so much nutrition that you could eat it for lunch.
You only need a food processor and a fridge to make this pie.
Find the complte recipe here – http://food52.com/recipes/13434-the-enzyme-pie-raw-food
15. Banana Almond Butter Maca Bread
This banana and almond butter bread is not only deliciously light and fluffy to eat, it is made entirely out of nutrient rich, wholesome ingredients. It also contains the superfood maca, giving it a slight malty vanilla taste.
You can read more on the recipe here – https://lovingearth.net/recipes/banana-almond-butter-maca-bread