Sometimes referred to as Peruvian Ginseng, Maca belongs to a unique category of plants known as adaptogens, which support the body’s ability to respond to stress. Once prized by Incan warriors as an aid to stamina, the Maca plant thrives 14,000 feet above sea level, high in the most rarefied regions of the Andes.
With its rich, burnt-sugar flavor, Maca powder gives a healthy boost to all sorts of baked goods. For a delicious and healthy boost of energy try this quick recipe for:
Toss two tablespoons of Cacao powder plus one of Maca powder into a bowl with four ounces of organic sweetened condensed milk and a pinch of salt.
Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract, blend, and thicken the mixture with about a third of a cup each of almond and coconut flour.
Add 1/3 cup each of crushed walnuts and grated coconut.
Mix well, and form into small bite-sized rounds.
Dust the rounds with cacao powder. Refrigerate briefly and enjoy.