Maca is a root vegetable known for its nutritional benefits. When you think about it, the root of Maca Pulver has all sorts of nutrients in it. It’s full of antioxidants which help boost your energy levels as well as help keep you healthy.
There are many ways to add maca to your diet. You can make it into shakes or smoothies, use it as a topping on your favorite foods, include it in your breakfast bowl, or even cook it with some other ingredients to create a meal.
If you haven’t tried it yet, here’s how to get it into your daily routine!
How to Make Maca Smoothie
- 1 cup of water
- ¼ teaspoon ground maca
- ½ banana
- A few ice cubes
You will need a blender or a shaker bottle, but don’t worry because any of those will do the trick.
In a large glass bowl, mix together the water and maca until they are completely combined. Next, cut up the banana pieces and add them to the mixture. Finally, pour the liquid into the glass container and stir everything together. Serve immediately.
It may take a while for this smoothie to set, so be patient if you want to drink it right away. If you want more of a milkshake consistency, just add more water when blending.
How to Cook Maca Shredded Vegetable Stir Fry
This recipe is perfect for people who love Asian food but aren’t too keen on eating raw vegetables. The texture of this dish reminds me of an egg roll, but instead of eggs, we have veggies.
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- ½ tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 pound shredded cabbage
- 1 pound shredded carrot
- 1 pound shredded green onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional)
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup water
- ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes
- 1 cup uncooked brown rice
- ¾ teaspoon ground maca
- Salt to taste
Heat the olive oil and sesame oil in a wok over medium heat. Once the oils are hot, add the minced garlic and ginger. Allow them to cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Next, add the cabbage, carrots, green onions, cilantro, and black pepper. Let these cook for another minute or two before adding the water, rice, maca, and red chili flakes.
Stir the ingredients vigorously and continue cooking for five minutes. Season with salt once the water comes to a boil.
Turn off the stove and allow the concoction to cool down. Once it is cooled down, serve it to your family members and enjoy their praises.
How to Add Maca Powder to Breakfast Bowl
I like to start my day with something that will fill me up without having to go through the hassle of eating a whole lot of food. This breakfast bowl is exactly what I’m talking about.
- 1 tablespoon of maca powder
- ½ cup of almond milk
- 1 small avocado
- ½ cup of blueberries
- A handful of granola
To prepare this breakfast bowl, simply combine all the items together in a bowl and eat it right away.
How to Use Maca Powder to Make an Energy Boosting Drink
Energy drinks are usually made out of refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. These types of beverages are not good for your health and can lead to serious health issues later on, like diabetes and obesity. To avoid these problems, try making your own energy boosting drink with maca powder.
- 1 cup of water
- ⅓ cup of maca powder
- 1 lemon
To make the energy boosting drink, first combine the water and maca powder in a blender until you have a fine powder. Next, squeeze the juice from one lemon into the blended mixture. Finally, add the ice and give the blender another spin.
Drink this energy boosting drink whenever you feel low on energy.
Which dosage for maca is ideal?
Maca roots of any kind can be consumed either with or without meals. Maca powder is easiest to consume alone and on an empty stomach. It can absorb quicker as a result of this. We advise taking it with food, though, if you have any digestive sensitivities or worries.
How to Include Maca Powder in Your Favorite Foods
Some of our favorite foods contain maca powder in them, but most of us don’t know about it. So, let’s talk about how to use maca powder in some of your favorite meals.
For example, if you like pizza, you can top your pizza with some maca powder. Some people also like to sprinkle maca powder on top of their oatmeal. For added flavor, you can mix it with vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
When using maca powder in your favorite dishes, remember to read the label carefully. There are different kinds of maca powder available, and some of them are loaded with additional ingredients that you won’t want to consume.