As with all herbs & foods, the dosage and time necessary to notice the positive effects of maca will vary from person to person.
Some of the effects may be felt fairly quickly, but for the real benefits, it is advised to take maca regularly for at least 12 weeks.
To assist you with some delicious and simple ways you can incorporate maca into your daily routine, The Maca Experts have created recipes that can be quickly and easily prepared at home.
We hope you enjoy our maca and feel a connection with the land and the people of Peru every time you use it.
In Peru, they say “She has strength and resilience unsurpassed by no other. Her journey is sacred and blessed. You must respect her and the way she wants to be nurtured and grown. If you follow her rules and prepare her in the way she requires then she will instill her properties to you” (la maca – she).
Citrus Maca Smoothie
1" piece fresh ginger root
3-4 oranges - juiced
1-2 cups of frozen pineapple pieces
1 cup of coconut yoghurt
1-1.5 tsp of Seleno Health Maca Powder
Pinch of cinnamon
First, peel and slice the ginger root into small pieces. Then cut the oranges into halves and juice them. Next, combine all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Ensure you slowly sprinkle in the Maca powder so that it blends well and doesn’t clump. Optional toppings include propolis grains, cinnamon powder or coconut shavings.
Chocolate Maca Milkshake
1-1.5 cups almond, rice or coconut milk
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk or cream,
pre-frozen in an ice cube tray
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean
1 tbsp Seleno Health Chocolate Maca
1 large pitted date or 1 tbsp of honey
1 small frozen banana
1 tbsp of toasted coconut or almond shavings
1 tbsp of crushed chocolate pieces
Freeze organic full fat coconut milk into ice
cubes. Freeze a small ripe peeled banana.
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend
until smooth. Garnish with toasted coconut
and crushed chocolate pieces.
Healthy Maca Pancakes
1 very ripe banana
1/2 cup of desired milk
1 cup of spelt or buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean
1 organic free range egg
1-1.5 tsp of Organic Seleno Health Maca Powder or Chocolate Maca
handful of blueberries and walnuts
Combine banana, vanilla and milk into a high speed blender until a smooth liquid. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and Seleno Health Organic Maca or Chocolate Maca Powder. Pour the banana milk mix into the dry ingredients then whisk through with the egg until just combined. Using 1/4 cup scoop, form pancakes onto prepared pan over low heat. Turn over after about 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook another 1 minute or so, until cooked through. Serve with blueberries, walnuts and optional coconut cream and maple syrup.
Creamy Maca Latte
1 cup of boiling water
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp coconut sugar
1 tsp Seleno Health Maca Powder
Pinch of cardamom and cinnamon
Warm almond milk, then add all
ingredients to a blender. Blend until
lightly foamy on top. Serve warm with a
sprinkle of cinnamon.
Chocolate Maca Bliss Bites
1 cup of pitted dates
1/4 cup of Seleno Health Chocolate Maca powder
1 cup of desiccated coconut
2-3 tbsp of coconut oil or water
Extra coconut for rolling
Place the dates and coconut in a high speed
blender or food processor until combined. Add Seleno Health Chocolate Maca powder and oil/water. Blend. Remove mixture from the blender and roll into balls, then roll in extra coconut. Store in an airtight container.
Peruvian Mountain Stew
2 red onions and 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
4 tbsp of tomato paste
2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
3 lbs chicken legs and thighs
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp oregano
4 vine ripened tomatoes
3/4 lb cremini mushrooms
3/4 cup dry white wine
1 bay leaf and 1 sprig of thyme
1-1.5 tsp of Organic Seleno Health Maca Powder
1 tsp of cornstarch
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Combine 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic and 1 onion with 2 tbsps of olive oil, the tomato paste and red wine vinegar in a large bowl. Rub the mix into the chicken pieces and leave to marinate overnight. Fry 1 onion and 2 cloves of garlic with 1 tbsp of olive oil, the paprika and oregano. Add the marinated chicken and sear until browning. Add the finely chopped tomatoes, mushrooms, white wine, bay leaf and simmer (45-60 mins). Finally, mix the maca and cornstarch thoroughly in 1/4 cup of water until thick. Add to the stew and season with salt, pepper and thyme.
3 sticks of cinnamon
1 tbsp rolled oats or quinoa (optional)
1 litre of boiling water
1-2 tbsp of Organic Seleno Health
Take the cinnamon and cloves and add
to boiling water in a pot. Stir and simmer
for 15-20 minutes. Add the Seleno Health
Maca powder to a small amount of cold
water to create a paste before adding to
the boiling tea. (Optionally add oats or
soaked quinoa at this point for creamier
tea). Simmer for a further 5 minutes.
Remove cinnamon and cloves. Optional extras: milk, honey, raw sugar.
Flourless Chocolate Maca Cake
3 eggs, separated in yolks and whites
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp of honey
1/4 cup of avocado or melted coconut oil
2 large mashed ripe bananas
1/4 cup of almond flour
2-3 tbsp of Seleno Health Organic
Chocolate Maca Powder
Serve with coconut yoghurt or cream & fresh fruit
Blend egg yolks, honey, and salt on
medium for 1 minute. Slowly add oil and mashed banana and blend for 1 minute further. Slowly blend in Seleno Health Chocolate Maca Powder and almond flour. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites to stiff peaks then gently fold contents of the blended mix into bowl with egg whites. Once
it is an even consistency pour into a
greased 8" cake pan and bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.