The Best Maca Powder Recipes for Glowing, Youthful Skin

You asked for them, and here they are! A collection of my favorite maca powder recipes. I love to put maca in everything — breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Because while maca can be a powerful ally on your menopause journey for its hormone-balancing benefits, I also love the way it makes my skin look and feel. 

That’s right, maca packs a serious punch when it comes to your skin.

Let’s take a quick look at why it’s my glow-to and delicious ways to get more of it into your diet. 

Maca Powder Skin Benefits

Maca is packed with all sorts of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C, D, and E. All of which are critical for your skin health and even collagen creation. Maca also provides a nice age-fighting punch with its touted antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities. 

There’s also some evidence to suggest that maca could help protect your skin from the sun, too. (1,2) And while it certainly cannot replace your sunscreen, a little bit of extra sun protection never hurts anyone, right? 

Maca Powder Smoothie Recipes

One of my all-time favorite ways to drink maca powder is to put my Mighty Maca® Plus into a smoothie.

Just add one small scoop or two into your blender with your other smoothie ingredients, and you instantly multiply the nutritional and hormone-balancing power of any meal. Drink one of these every day and watch your skin begin to positively radiate. 

But I know how challenging it can be to come up with great smoothie recipes that aren’t full of sugar but you also look forward to drinking. So I’ve rounded up my favorite and my community’s favorite smoothie recipes for you so you have them all in one place.

Dr. Anna’s Favorite Super Keto-Green Shake

This smoothie combines everything I love and is infinitely customizable. This comes in handy when I’m running my daughter around for her barrel racing competitions!

The Lemon Ginger Zinger

Goodness gracious this smoothie is positively packed with green goodness and you are going to love the way it makes you feel like you’re sitting at a spa.

The Smooth Creamy Smoothie

A creation by Kathy Wray in my community, this smoothie lives up to its’ name. It’s smooth, creamy, and tastes like you’re doing something naughty.

Sweet Green

If you love a nice sweet smoothie, this amazing combo by Denise Wingate in my community will knock you off your feet.

Spinach and Berry

You know you need to eat spinach, but you can only have so many salads, right? This smoothie is Patrice Harris’ answer to the question, “How do I get more greens in but also look forward to eating them?”

Canyon Ranch Smoothie

This smoothie feels just like you’re sitting at Canyon Ranch, being pampered and relaxing. It’s also a gorgeous pink color that will just make you happy!

Power Green Matcha Smoothie

Matcha is such a lovely pick-me-up and adds a nice burst of flavor to this smoothie. With the addition of maca, this is the ultimate anti-inflammatory way to start your day!

Energy Booster Smoothie

Here’s another great morning matcha-fueled energy boost with a twist by Melanie Deverick. Did you know a grande Starbucks matcha latte has over 30 grams of sugar in it? Definitely skip that and try this instead!

Top O’ The Morning To Ya Smoothie

With St. Paddy’s day rapidly approaching, I had to include this dreamy green concoction from community member June Stewart-White. Give it a try and you’ll be happier than a leprechaun with a pot of gold.

Blueberry and Banana Smoothie

This simple and classic recipe is so delicious, and with a nice dose of healthy fats from coconut milk, it’s extra satisfying. 

Berry Pinger Zinger

This one gets its’ refreshing “zing” from ginger, which is an amazing superfood in its own right. Combined with Mighty Maca® it makes for the ultimate dream team.   

Maca Root Powder Recipes

While smoothies are one of my favorite foods and an ideal way to enjoy the skin-supportive benefits of maca root, they are certainly not the only food on my proverbial plate that includes maca. 

Here are a few of my all-time favorite recipes with maca powder that you can enjoy any time of day!

Pesto Mighty Maca® Chicken

This pesto is such a delicious and innovative way to get some maca into your diet. When you use it to top a nice pasture-raised piece of chicken, you have a lovely Keto-Green® meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

Mighty Maca® Guacamole

Here’s another unexpected maca powder recipe. Guacamole! Avocados are another fabulous skin-loving food and they are a staple of my diet because they are yummy, full of healthy fats, and give my skin that “glow.” Give this recipe a try and you’ll never eat guac without a scoop of maca powder added to it again. 

Keto Maca “Ice Cream” 

This is one of my top recipes using maca powder that I eat regularly. It’s incredibly filling and is such a fantastic way to enjoy a completely guilt-free desert. I make this every single week without fail. It’s that good.

Maca Powder Recipes And More

I hope you’re able to use these maca recipes and share them with your family and friends. After all, meals shared with the ones you love are a great way to boost your oxytocin levels, which is one of the most powerful things you can do to support your hormone health.

And of course, if you’re looking for the highest-quality, skin-loving, nutrient-dense maca blend, be sure to try my Mighty Maca® Plus!

Want more inspiration and easy, delicious ways to lose weight while keeping your hormones in prime shape before, during, and after menopause? 

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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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