Red Maca – The Best of the Best, Plus A Red Maca Smoothie Recipe

The word superfoods gets used quite liberally these days. There seems to be a literally unending new supply of them. But what is a superfood, really?

Well there’s a couple nutritional indexes out there that measure the value of foods. One is the ANDI, or Aggregate Nutrient Density Index. Another, the ORAC, or Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity. You may be surprised to see some of the foods atop these list, and some that aren’t as high as one might expect.

These are no doubt useful measures of the superpowers of food, but to me, the foods that truly are super, are the ones that can be felt instantly. I was chatting with a friend about this a little while back, and one food that we both agreed could be felt, and quite quickly, was Maca powder. Especially when it’s good. If you want to learn more about Maca Powder in general, my friend and Maca Business Proprietor Mark Ament wrote an article about the Superfood Power of Maca for my site a while back.

For most people, Maca powder is a singular thing. However, that is not the case. The Maca Root grows in a range of colors, and these different colors actually tout different nutritional profiles and health benefits. Of these, the Red Maca Powder is one of the most impressive nutritionally. It is also undoubtedly THE MOST amazing from a taste perspective. While most Maca Powder isn’t exactly delicious on its lonesome, often slightly bitter, and generally not something I would want as a strong flavor in any dish, the Red Maca differs in this aspect. It has a delicate sweetness, and almost baked flavor that makes it simply mouthwatering to a health driven chef. I use it in all sorts of dishes, like Acai Bowls and Pizza Crusts. And I put it in my smoothies all the time. I’m gonna share a recipe for one of these later on.


 First I’ll talk a bit about the incredible health benefits of Red Maca.

  • It boosts Female Libido
  • It’s the best Maca for dealing with Symptoms of Menopause as well as Menstrual Cycle Issues
  • It has Anti Prostate-Cancer properties.
  • It prevents Osteoperosis
  • It’s the best Maca for Energy, Mental Focus and Reducing Chronic Fatigue.

But basically, Red Maca Powder is, in my opinion, The Best Color of Maca and Maca Powder is one of the Best Superfoods. Bam.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. To read more about Red Maca check out Mark’s site, where he sells it and has loads of information about it.

Where you can also currently get a 15% Discount on ALL of his Amazing Products until July 9th!!!


Put some Red Maca in your Pizza Crust…yo!!!

Just enter the Discount Code freesh when you make a purchase.

So go Check Out The Maca Team and get yourself  some of this incredible Red Maca!


And now, here’s a delicious smoothie recipe you can use it in.

The Fiery Red Maca Smoothie

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 15 minutes

The Fiery Red Maca Smoothie


  • 1 ½ cup Chopped Dragon Fruit
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Beet
  • ¾ of a medium Tomato
  • 1 large Carrot
  • 3 tbsp Goji Berry soaking water (can replace with regular water if don't have)
  • 2 tsp Chia Seeds soaked in ¾ cup Coconut Water
  • 2 tsp Lecithin
  • 4 tsp Red Maca Powder
  • 6 tbsp Orange Juice
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • ½ cup Coconut Water
  • 2 Vanilla Beans
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp Liquid Sweetener of Choice


  1. Blend all ingredients until Smooth and Creamy

Makes around 5 cups of Smoothie.

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