Maca is a turnip like vegetable that grows at altitudes at and above 13,000 ft (3200 m) in the Andes. As the world’s highest growing crop, Maca is incredibly hardy, thriving in an inhospitable environment of rocky soil, extreme temperatures, high winds and intense sunlight. The plant produces a small root that has been treasured by natives of the high Andes for 1000s of years. Traditionally, Maca root is ground into a powder and eaten as a staple food to help improve fertility, to boost stamina and to provide a nutritional boost.
Have you tried maca root powder yet? Maca root is a tuber, kind of like a potato. It is very well known as a natural energy booster. It can also help with hormonal issues such as menopause and fertility. Maca is rich in B vitamins as well. It can be pricey, but I promise that a little goes a long way, so the bag will last a long time. Kind of like chia seeds. You may even be able to buy maca powder out of the bulk bins at Whole Foods. I love putting maca powder in my Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats because it adds a malty flavor that goes well with the chocolate. These Maca Energy Bites will not only give you a natural energy boost, but also a pretty good protein and fiber boost as well. If you enjoy my Maca Energy Bars, you will love these!