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Maca Latte Recipe

January 12, 2019

 

 

 

Maca, (Lepidium meyenii) is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes Mountains. It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in this area for at least 3000 years. Maca is a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch. Its root, also called Peruvian ginseng is highly prized to make medicine and has been shown to: 

  • Increase libido

  • Reduce erectile dysfunction

  • Boost energy and endurance

  • Increase fertility

  • Improve mood

  • Reduce blood pressure

  • Reduce sun damage

  • Fight free radicals 

 

This tasty recipe makes it easy for me to include maca into my diet.

 

 

Recipe 

 

1/2 Tsp Maca Powder (gelatinized)

1 tsp collagen powder

1 tsp hemp seeds

1 tsp coconut oil

1 cup milk or alternative milk (click here for a recipe

1 dash cinnamon (optional)

If using unsweetened milk add 1 tsp of sweetener of your choice

 

 

Recommended Sweeteners

  • Honey 

  • Maple syrup 

  • Coconut sugar

  • Monk fruit powder

 

 

Equipment 

High speed blender

 

 

Directions

  1. If you would like a warm latte, heat the milk on the stove top until desirable temperature is achieved.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. 

  3. Top with a dash of cinnamon and enjoy! 

 

Suggested additions for more nutrition 

  • Medicinal mushroom powder

  • Other herbs and spices

  • Chaga Mushroom powder 

 

 

Resources: 

  • https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-555/maca

  • https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322511.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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