Simple, everyday recipes that use Maca



Hello dear friends,

I’d love to share with you some of my quick easy peasy Maca recipes. If you’d like to know more about maca where I reveal the benefits I believe make maca an essential supplement as an aid to reducing symptoms associated with menopause follow this link.

In the meantime let's get cracking with my recipes that are simple enough to make by yourself, or have fun making with friends and family.

Anytime Maca Granola with Peanut Butter


  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 200g rolled oats
  • 50g flax seeds
  • 50g blanched almonds
  • 50g cashew nuts 
  • 75g soft dried fruits ( sultanas, currents, cranberries)

Set your oven to a low temperature / 150, 130 fan assisted gas mark 3

In a bowl mix all wet ingredients, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla essence and coconut oil.

Slowly add all dry ingredients to this mix.

Line Two small baking trays with greaseproof paper. Divide the mixture between the trays, spread evenly and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Half way through the baking process stir the to add texture and to  stop the dried fruits from burning.

Serving suggestion 

Crumble granola on top of 3 tablespoons of your favourite vanilla yogurt and  cubes or 2 slices of watermelon and a handful of blueberries..

Delicious !!

Choco Zing Boost Smoothie - Ingredients for 2 servings


  • 4 level teaspoons maca powder
  • 4 level teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 squares of 70% dark chocolate
  • 1 banana
  • 400 ml fresh orange juice
  • 100 ml coconut milk ¼ tin
  • Half thumb size piece peeled fresh ginger (roughly chop)
  • Juice ½ squeezed lime
  • 3 cubes ice (optional)
  • Blend together for 2 to 4 minutes according to the wattage of your blender.

Creamy Mushroom Soup - ingredients for 2 servings


  • 75g chestnut mushrooms 
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion stock cube or 1 tablespoon of onion gravy granules
  • 150 ml cashew milk
  • 350 ml hot water
  • ½ teaspoon  paprika (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil or fat
  • 4 teaspoons maca
  • 2 teaspoons dried herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano. We used herbs de provence which gave a nice mixed balance of flavours
  • 100g blanched Almonds

So easy to make…

Peel and roughly chop the onion and garlic.

Leaving the skins on, roughly chop the mushrooms and set  aside.  

Add hot water, stock cube or gravy granules to a jug, stir to dissolve and set aside.

Add oil to a small frying pan, turn to a medium heat. Fry the onion for three minutes, add mushrooms garlic, herbs and fry for a further two minutes.. Add all the ingredients to a blender with the addition of the coconut milk, water and stock. Blend for three minutes. Leave to stand for one minute then transfer to a pan. Simmer on a low heat for five minutes. Best enjoyed with bread containing grains and seeds.

Maca is so  easy to incorporate into your diet.  You can find maca in some supermarkets, at health food stores and from various online retailers. There is also a very good selection available online.  I enjoy those which have a great boost of B vitamins, zinc and iron like this one Natura Organic Peruvian Maca Powder and though stronger in flavour but wonderful with soups and combines well with nutty flavours Sevenhills Wholefood Gelatinized Organic Maca.  

Have fun using your maca by mixing sharp, nutty flavours. I would suggest adding zingy fruits and dark chocolate or cocoa flavours to fruit blends to cut through the earthy tones to make delicious exciting recipes. 

Safety and Side Effects

Maca is considered safe for most people.

Additionally, if you have thyroid problems, you may want to research more into which type of maca is suitable for you to use, including discussing this with a Dietician or qualified medical professional.

That’s because it contains goitrogens, substances that may interfere with the normal function of the thyroid gland. These compounds are more likely to affect you if you already have impaired thyroid function.  

Disclaimer:  This article is about personal use and experience of using vitamins and supplements added to recipes. If you are considering making changes to your diet and have any cause for concern of the products you decide to use you should first consider consulting a qualified medical professional. 


Published by Petra at Meet Me In The Menopause