Maca Root and all its glory!
Also known as Peruvian Ginseng used both nutritionally and medicinally, Maca grows wild in Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina, but has primarily been cultivated in the highlands of the Peruvian Andes.
What is Maca root?
As a caffeine-free, plant-based superfood, it's hard not to love Maca. Not only can Maca root contribute to overall well-being, but it is also believed to balance hormone levels, maintain energy, and support a healthy libido.*
Maca Root May Support Energy and Mood
Maca root has been shown to provide sustained energy throughout the day without the jittery crash of caffeine, which can help you feel more awake so you're able to focus on the things that matter.*
Cook with Maca Powder
Adding Maca Powder to your drinks isn’t the only way to incorporate it into your diet. You can get creative cooking with it as well.
We love these hearty granola bars for a delicious breakfast-on-the-go or an energy-filled snack any time of day.
No-Bake Chewy Maca Granola Bars
- 1/4 cup of chopped nuts
- 1/4 cup of nut butter
- 1 1/2 cups of rolled old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup of honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 cup of dried fruit
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of maca powder
- Place a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add all ingredients, and stir well to combine.
- Cook, stirring often, until the mixture is warmed through and thoroughly combined.
- Line a loaf pan with parchment. Transfer the oats mixture to the loaf pan, and pat down firmly with a wet spatula.
- Allow to cool completely or refrigerate for 2 hours before slicing.
*Reference Gaia Herbs