Although Andean maca is recently considered a superfood, its history is older: Original from the Andes Mountains, this root belongs to the cruciferous family (broccoli, radish or watercress...). It is not easy to find, since it is cultivated at more than 4,000 meters above sea level, for this reason, it has been a crucial food for populations in the heights of the Andes as an invigorating and revitalizing medicinal treatment.

How is it taken?

It is very easy to take as it is usually available as a supplement in powders or capsules . Therefore, in some brands you can take it as a smoothie. Later you will find a fantastic recipe.

What are the benefits of Andean Maca?

1. Increases energy

Thanks to their high vitamin, fatty acid and protein content, these ingredients naturally increase energy.

2. Maintain your bone density.

In addition to vitamins, maca has a high calcium content, important for maintaining strong bones and preventing future injuries.

3. Improve your mood

The natural fatty acids that maca provides are necessary to maintain balance in the mood of your brain. So they relieve some symptoms such as depression, anxiety or stress.

4. Helps with the symptoms of menopause.

Recent studies have shown that it helps to normalize the common symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, sleep disorders, night sweats, depression... Finally, we leave you a great recipe to enjoy Andean maca.


Don't know how to take this amazing superfood? We leave you a recipe:


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon Andean maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 spoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of cacao nibs
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • a pinch of salt
Heat the milk in a saucepan until it boils. Then, mix all the ingredients in a separate bowl: Andean maca, cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa beans and coconut oil. Finally, add in the milk and stir until obtaining a homogeneous texture. Let it stay foamy and ready to enjoy! Don't forget to share your recipes with us on our hashtag #beatfitlovers