For thousands of years, the Peruvians and Incas (the same people who brought us quinoa and amaranth) used maca root for its healing and nourishing powers. Today, maca powder is one of the world's most popular, versatile and nutrient-rich superfoods. It’s commonly referred to as Peruvian ginseng and is used to support reproductive hormones and libido, as well as all-around energy. Maca is becoming a popular hair and skin care ingredient, too.
Ingredients: Organic Gelatinized Maca Powder (Lepidium meyenii)
Country of Origin: Peru
How to Store: Store in a cool, dry place away from heat or light.
Mix 2-3 teaspoons of Viva Naturals Organic Maca Powder into to your next smoothie, or into your favorite green juice or carrot juice. The flavor pairs particularly well with chocolate and nut milks, but is versatile enough to complement more savory sips like soup and tea, too.
As if brownies and chocolate cakes weren’t enough of a mood booster, you can make them even more so by including maca in the recipe. From sweets to savory treats, Viva Naturals Organic Maca Powder can be used for baking, as well as cooking.
No ice cream maker needed to whip up a nutrient-packed frozen treat. Just use a blender to mix 5 frozen bananas, a quarter-cup of almond or coconut milk, 2 teaspoons of maca powder and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Before eating, mix in some Viva Naturals Goji Berries or Cacao Nibs, or top with your favorite fruit or nuts. Maca’s flavor is complemented by maple, chocolate, caramel, ginger, coconut, and all kinds of nuts.
Add 1-2 teaspoons of Viva Naturals Organic Maca Powder, along with some Viva Naturals Cacao Nibs and your favorite berries and nuts to your morning oatmeal. Maca powder also makes a great addition to cold cereals and yogurt.