Whole302010 – SUPERfood SPOTLIGHT



Why we like it

Known to increase energy, endurance and boost stamina (without a crash like caffeine) daily and especially during exercise.

Balances hormones during menopause (maybe helping with those hot flashes!) and also helps to improve fertility.

Excellent source of vitamins B, C and E, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, plant sterols and alkaloids.

Improves skin and hair

5 ways to use it

  1. Start by adding ½ tsp daily to smoothies, yogurts or in juice
  2. Mix in baked goods, such as cookies, granola or muffin recipes
  3. Sprinkle on popcorn with a little coconut oil and sea salt
  4. Enjoy a “Hot Maca Latte” to start your day – Mix 1 tbsp maca with any milk alternative, 1 tsp honey and ground cinnamon
  5. Mix 3 tsp maca powder with ½ cup walnuts, ¼ cup coconut, 3 pitted dates  for a delightful nutty raw “crust”
Maca Balls
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup hemp
  • 3 tbsp maca
  • 6 dates
  • 2 scoops protein
  1. Soak dates in water for 20-30 min to soften. Grind walnuts in a food processor to form a flour.
  2. Add all other ingredients to combine.
  3. Once mixture has formed a dough like mixture, remove and form into 8 equal sized balls.
  4. Store in the fridge or freezer.
Serving size: 8 Calories: 183 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 21 Fiber: 5 Protein: 7


If you have already used this superfood before – let us and your fellow challengers know how you add it to your MCC meals.  If you have never used it – what has been your favourite way to incorporate Maca Root Powder into your everyday?