Benefits of Maca Root Powder | 11 Delicious Maca Powder Recipes

These maca powder recipes make the most delicious vitamin and mineral boosts to your everyday diet.

Dubbed ‘the superfood of the Andes’, the nutritional powerhouse, maca, seems to be everywhere. But in case you hadn’t heard of it yet, maca powder is made from a small South American root vegetable (the maca plant – funnily enough), that’s been used for medicinal purposes in Peru for thousands of years. Take a look through our favourite maca powder recipes.

Maca powder is brimming with vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, copper, riboflavin and iron, (which help to reduce tiredness and fatigue, and maintain a healthy immune system and healthy bones), and works great in your daily shakes and smoothies, too.

1. Maca Energy Bars

maca cashew energy bars

Great for breakfast or after your workout and absolutely bursting with nutrients, this maca bar recipe makes the perfect everyday healthy snack. Simply blend the ingredients and set!



1. Place dates, maca powder, rolled oats, cacao powder, melted coconut oil, salt and half the cashew nuts into a blender and process until you have a sticky dough. If the dough isn’t malleable enough, add a drop of water to soften it up and process again (do not add too much water, otherwise it won’t set).

2. Pour the mixture into a bowl and mix the remaining cashew nuts in by hand (so the bars have a little crunch to them).

3. Line a baking tray with cling film and press the dough into the tray. Freeze for 30 minutes, then cut into bars.


Kcal: 262    Carbs: 31g     Protein: 6g    Fat: 13g

 2. Malty Maca Protein Milkshake

maca root recipes



1. Simply blend all the ingredients in a blender and serve with extra ice.


Kcal:488 cal    Protein: 30g    Carbs: 56g    Fat: 16g

3. Vegan Maca Protein Pancakes

stack of vegan protein pancakes

Our favourite vegan blogger, Stefanie Moir, AKA Naturally Stefanie, makes us her fluffiest vegan protein pancakes yet.

Recipe here.

4. 3-Ingredient Maca Chocolate Bark

chocolate bark with swirls

The delicious and distinctively malty flavour of maca works perfectly with chocolate, making this nutrient-packed chocolate bark one of our favourite maca powder recipes.

Recipe here.

5. Chocolate Malt Shake

maca milkshake

1 Scoop Chocolate Impact Whey Protein or Chocolate Smooth Vegan Blend
300ml milk (of choice)
5g Maca Powder
5g Cacao Powder
80g strawberries
100g frozen banana
5ml honey


1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.


Kcal: 328    Protein: 26g    Carbs: 47g    Fat: 4g

6.  Maca & Blueberry Overnight Oats

maca root powder oats recipe

Makes: 2 portions



1. Place all the ingredients except the blueberries in a mason jar or bowl, and stir until well-distributed.

2. Cover or refrigerate for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight, then top with the berries when ready to serve.


Kcal: 246    Protein: 11.5g    Carbs: 41g    Fat: 4g

7. Strawberry & Maca Breakfast Bars

stack of energy bars



1. Blend together the dates, nuts, salt, seeds, strawberries, maca and cacao powder in a blender until the texture until nearly smooth.

2. Add the honey and blend for a few seconds, then add a tablespoon of water and blend some more just so you are left with a dough-like consistency.

3. Line a baking tray with clingfilm and scrape this mixture into it. Press it down firmly and refrigerate to set for about an hour, then cut into 8 slices and serve.


Kcal: 457    Protein: 14g    Carbs: 44g    Fat: 25g

8. Apple, Maca & Chia Seed Pudding

maca root powder recipe oats


  • 5g Maca Powder
  • 30g Chia Seeds
  • 250ml almond milk
  • 90g apple (chopped into small cubes)
  • 20g rolled oats
  • 5g cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


1. Add the milk, chia seeds, oats, apple, cinnamon, maca powder and vanilla to a bowl and mix well.

2. Stir and place into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


Kcal: 293    Protein: 9g    Carbs: 35g    Fat: 13g

9. Chocolate Malt & Chia Seed Pudding

chocolate chia pudding



1. Mix together the cacao powder, milk, maca powder and chia seeds in a bowl.

2. Refrigerate for at least an hour, then when ready to serve, top with the almonds and berries


Kcal: 556    Protein: 17g    Carbs: 32g    Fat: 40g

10. Maca Banana Pancakes

Maca pancakes

Feeling like your pancakes aren’t giving you enough back? Add a spoonful of maca to spruce up your stack’s vitamin C content with a rich, malty flavour to die for.

Recipe here.

11. Vegan Maca Protein Flapjacks

flapjacks on a plate

These vegan flapjacks are high in protein and healthy carbs – perfect for straight after a workout or when you need a guilt-free sweet treat.

Recipe here.

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2018-01-03 13:53:42By Jennifer Blow

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Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer is our editor and qualified AfN nutritionist. She loves hill walking and cycling, loathes bad science, and loves proving healthy eating doesn’t equal plain, boring, and a lifetime of hunger.

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