Maca powder is growing in popularity lately- have you heard about it yet? It is made from a root, maca plant and is used in smoothies, juices and chocolates, mostly. It is awesome for it’s nutritional benefits- it has an excellent amount of protein, amino acids, fatty acids, plant sterols and antioxidants.
It was used in ancient Incan times for the boost of strength and endurance it gives. It is also known to be a powerful aphrodisiac. Hubba, hubba!
Our maca blend by Essential Living Foods is crafted with care- they take time to rotate the plants in the maca field to avoid heavy metal deposits. It also tastes amazing- some maca has a bitter taste, but not this one. It has an earthy, malt like flavor that is a nice addition to cacao, cinnamon, and other common smoothie ingredients. It is rich in alkaloids, glucosinolates, and phytosterols - unique nutrients that support hormone balance, detoxification, and lower cholesterol levels.
I wanted to try maca in something other than a delicious smoothie so after some time browsing recipes I stumbled upon Katharine Rene’s site where she created a latte using maca and cacao. I had already gotten my caffeine fix for the day so I skipped on adding coffee or tea, and opted for a cup of almond milk instead. See my adaptation and recipe below:
Maca Cacao Latte
You will need:
First, heat your almond milk on the stovetop until it begins to boil. While your milk is heating, add the cacao, maca and carazuc to a blender. Once boiling has begun, pour almond milk into the blender and blend until well mixed and a bit foamy. Pour and enjoy!
We think it tastes like a really natural hot chocolate. It’s not too sweet, and the earthy maca flavor balances the sweetness from the cacao and sugar mix. This could also be really tasty cold- to enjoy on a warmer morning.
Have you tried maca before? How do you use it?X
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