Maca powder is made from the Maca plant, a plant which has grown in the Peruvian Andes for thousands of years.

This amazing ingredient is said to have been consumed by Inca warriors before they went into battle. They believed it made them stronger!

Nowadays Maca is known for its nutritional properties. It’s a great source of fibre and energy, and packed full of minerals.

Maca has a subtly sweet, malty taste, making it perfect for adding to desserts, cakes and smoothies. Here are some of our favourite recipes using maca:

Bonnie Breakfast Smoothie

Power up for the day with this delicious, malty breakfast smoothie! Perfect for busy mornings, when you need breakfast on-the-go!

Red Velvet Truffles

These beautiful red velvet truffles make the ideal gift! That is, if you can bear to part with them!

Dairy Free Mocha Fudge Ice Cream

If you have any mocha brownies (see above) leftover, this dairy-free ice cream is a fantastic way to use them up!

Raw Mocha Brownies

Our raw mocha brownies have been one of our most popular recipes! No baking required for these amazingly moist brownie bites!

Almond Cacao Cookies with Salted Maca Caramel (via thisrawsomeveganlife.com)

These raw bites are perfect for those who follow the raw food diet. Maca adds a natural sweetness and depth of flavour to the date caramel!

Golden Maca Porridge with Mulberries and Coconut Sugar (via thebrightonkitchen.com)

This warming porridge recipe is free from refined sugar! The ideal way to start your day!

Superfood Protein Energy Bars (via thestayathomechef.com)

Maca makes a great addition to these superfood protein energy bars! It is bursting with vitamins, minerals and nutrients! Great for pre or post exercise.

Maca Ice Cream & Cacao Crackle Sandwiches (via therawchef.com)

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these scrummy ice cream sandwiches!

Banana & Almond Butter Maca Bread (via lovingearth.net)

We love the use of maca in this sweet bread recipe! Enjoy for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Maca Breakfast Smoothie (via superfoodliving.com)

This smoothie recipe is more than just a healthy breakfast; it’s also an energizing drink.