HOW TO USE MACA POWDER | 3 healthy recipes

HOW TO USE MACA POWDER | 3 healthy recipes

July 18, 2019 95 By William Morgan


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– Hi everyone welcome back
to my spotlight series
This is series where
I highlight a specific
ingredient usually requested by you
and I show you how to use
it three different ways
as well as talking a little bit about the
ingredient, how you can
find it, why it’s good
for you and all that jazz.
So today we are talking about maca.
A ton of you guy have
asked for me to talk about
maca powder so we’re
featuring it today’s video.
Just like the other videos in this series
I’m gonna start with
the food because I know
that’s what you guys are
the most interested in
and then if you wanna
learn a little bit more
about the nutritional
value and why it’s good
for you, where you can
find it you can stay tuned
to the end of the video
and we will talk about
why maca is so great.
So for today lets first
start with our recipes
and I am really excited
to talk about these
recipes with you today
because I have got a few
different options the
first is a really delicious
lemon protein ball.
These are a healthy nutrient
dense snack that you
can take with you on the
go super easy to make
and they taste so good.
The second is a maca
maple granola and this
granola is one of those
breakfast foods that just
is delicious, it’s a staple in my house.
I love the combination of
maca and maple together
I use quinoa flakes in
here to boost up the
protein and give it a
little bit of a better
texture and it’s so good
you guys are gonna love it.
And then last but not
least the third recipe I’m
gonna show you how to
make is a super food hot
chocolate recipe this is
something that is staple
for me in the winter time especially it’s
warming it’s cozy it’s
energizing it’s sweet
and it’s still really healthy.
So you might have noticed if you guys have
watched some of the other
videos in the series
that I am tending to go
towards the sweet sides
of things with my recipes
and that really is just
a testament to the
ingredients that you’re asking
me to spotlight so if you
are more on the savory
side have no fear next week we are doing a
savory video so stay tuned for that.
And for now lets go
ahead just dive into the
recipes and don’t forget
to stay tuned to the
end of the video and
we’ll talk a little bit
more about maca.
Let’s start with the no
bake lemon protein balls.
For this we’ll need 12
dates one cup brazil nuts
one scoop of vanilla protein powder
a tablespoon of maca
powder a tablespoon of
lemon zest tablespoon of cashew butter
half a teaspoon of
cinnamon quarter teaspoon
of sea salt and a little bit of water.
You’re going to start
by just adding all of
the dates and the brazil
nuts into the food
processor and then just
whiz them up together
until they form a course meal.
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Then you can add in the protein powder
the maca powder the lemon zest the salt
and the cinnamon as well
as the cashew butter
and blend it again until
a dough starts to form.
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You might need to add
about a tablespoon of
water so it’ll help
everything come together
but you really want it resemble this type
of texture where you can
squeeze it in between
your hands and it sticks together.
Then you will just form
it into balls using
your hands you can just
roll it between your
hands and repeat until all of the dough
has been used
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and that’s all you have to do.
These make a great snack
you can store them in
the fridge or freezer
and they are great meal
prep option as well
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Our second recipe is the
maca maple quinoa granola
For this we will need
one and a half cups of
rolled oats one and a
half cups of quinoa flakes
a cup of coconut flakes
half a cup of pumpkin
seeds one tablespoon of maca powder
a teaspoon of cinnamon
and then half a teaspoon
of sea salt a quarter cup of coconut oil
and a quarter cup of maple syrup.
And we’ll start by just adding the dry
ingredients together the
oats the quinoa flakes
the pumpkin seeds the
maca and the spices and
you’ll stir that together
and we’re actually
gonna reserve the coconut flakes for
after we bake it for a little bit
then you can add in
the coconut oil and the
maple syrup and you’ll
just stir everything
together until it’s
totally combined you want
the coconut oil and the
maple syrup to fully
coat all of the ingredients
then transfer it to a baking sheet
spread it out evenly and
then you’ll just bake
this in a 350 degree oven
for about 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes add the coconut flakes
and stir everything
together this just ensures
that the coconut flakes
don’t burn and you just
wanna press it down so
you can get some clusters
bake it for another 15
minutes then let it cool
completely and then
you can break it up and
you can serve it store
it in a steel container.
I served mine with a little bit of coconut
yogurt and some blueberries and it was the
perfect breakfast.
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For storage I like to
store my granola in a large
mason jar and I keep it
in the cupboard and it
stays good for at least two weeks.
And our final recipe is
superfood hot chocolate.
For this we’re going to
need a quarter cup of
full-fat coconut milk
one and quarter cups of
water two tablespoons of raw cacao powder
one teaspoon of maca
powder half a teaspoon
of cinnamon and two
tablespoons of maple syrup.
You’re really just gonna
combine everything into
a small sauce pan and then you can heat it
over medium heat until
it comes to a small boil
you can froth it with a
frother you can blend it
up to get it nice and
creamy or you just serve
it right away and that’s
all you have to do.
It’s seriously so simple
and it tastes delicious.
You can see how nice and
creamy it is and it’s
nice and foamy because of the fat from
the coconut milk it’s
one of my favorite winter
time beverages.
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And there you have it my friends
that is how to use maca
in three different ways
I hope you enjoyed today’s
video and as always
if you have questions
comments thoughts any other
ways that you are using maca in your diet
please leave them in the comment box below
that way we can all
learn and share from each
other and I also now
wanna quickly talk to you
about what maca is and
where you can find it.
Maca powder is a super
food powder that comes
from the root of maca plant.
Maca grows in the high elevations in the
Andes mountains so similar
to where quinoa grows
you can find maca and it’s been used for
thousands of years.
It’s traditionally been
used by the indigenous
population in the Andes
mountains and they use
it for energy they use
it for hormone balancing
and they of course use it for the flavor
because it tastes really
good but it’s really
about the energizing
quality and it’s also really
high in antioxidants.
So finding maca powder
can be a little bit tricky
if you don’t have a
natural food store in your
area then I recommend
that you look online.
I have found that you can buy it in bulk
on Amazon in like a one
pound bag for a very
reasonable price so of
course I will link that
in the description box
below if you wanna check
out the one I buy and
you can also usually find
it if you do have a
natural food store in your
area in the where you
would find other super
food powders so in maybe the bulk section
or maybe in like cereal section
anywhere that you might
find like acai powder
or cocoa powder sometime
even the baking aisle.
So check your nature food
store if you can’t find
it there you can always buy it online.
And that’s pretty much
all I have for you today.
I hope you guys enjoyed
this video I know a lot
of you have been asking
about maca so I hope
that these recipes help
you and it’s really
one of those ingredients
that you can add to
almost anything I have found that it’s
delicious in oatmeal
you can add it smoothies
you can add it to any
flavor of your energy
balls you can add it to a maccha latte
you can add it to tumeric
milk you can add it to
no bake granola bars you can even
add it to cookies so
it’s really one of those
ingredients that’s super versatile and
I hope you just enjoyed the three ways
that I showed it today
and if you do end up
trying them please comes
back and let us know
what you think and of
course thank you guys
so much for watching
thank you for subscribing
and next week we are
celebrating Valentines Day
and I’m going to show you how to make a
raspberry swirl brownie
so good you guys are
gonna love it and of
course on Friday I have
another lifestyle video coming your way.
So thank you guys so
much for watching I hope
you have a great rest
of your week and I’ll
talk to you very soon bye
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