This maca latte recipe comes close to being a miracle!
The maca drink is a caffeine-free pick-me-up or alternative for your morning coffee, and the maca powder mix is ideal for natural energy, fertility, PCOS, and hormonal balance.
I knew there was something missing from this maca latte recipe the first time I tried it: the word miracle from the title.
Maca powder had long been a favorite of mine, thanks to the clean energy it provided when I needed a lift but didn’t want caffeine, the hormonal balance it promotes, and its high nutrient density.
But it was when I combined it with coconut milk, cacao powder, cinnamon, cayenne, turmeric, black pepper, honey, and vanilla extract that it truly transformed.
The golden milk latte, an ancient Ayurvedic remedy that combines anti-inflammatory turmeric with blood-sugar-supporting cinnamon, metabolism-boosting cayenne, and curcumin-activating black pepper, was my inspiration.
Cacao powder is incredibly rich in minerals, and what better way to combine the two than with maca powder?
Why This Recipe Is Effective
- It’s a cross between hot chocolate and a golden milk latte, with the clean, balanced energy you’d expect from a cup of coffee but don’t quite receive.
- It’s flavorful and spicy without being overpowering. The cocoa and maca flavors complement each other and provide a delicious, decadent foundation for the healthy spices turmeric and cinnamon.
- It’s vegan (just replace the honey with maple syrup or coconut sugar!) It’s also paleo-friendly, making it suitable for practically any diet.
- This maca latte recipe is extremely adaptable and may accommodate practically any dietary limitation.
- Make a large batch of the spices and dry ingredients, then take a scant 1/4 cup and stir in the heated coconut milk, almond milk, vanilla essence, and honey.
- If you’re making a large amount, try using coconut sugar for the honey to save time when making a cup!
- If you’re vegan, use maple syrup or coconut sugar instead of honey. You should be able to switch these in exactly the same proportions.
- To give your miracle maca latte more of a golden milk flavor, double the turmeric.
- If you prefer not to use honey, use your favorite sweetener. If you’re vegan or cooking it for someone who is, make sure you use maple syrup or coconut sugar (or whatever you like!)
- For a stronger kick, increase the cayenne powder. It’ll stay nice and mild for the time being, only tickling the back of your throat, but it’ll feel lovely on a cold morning!
Is it possible to use all coconut milk?
Yes. If you’re allergic to almond milk, coconut milk will suffice. However, mild coconut milk or coconut milk from a carton may be preferable. Using only full-fat canned coconut milk may result in an overly thick maca latte.
Is it feasible to make this recipe using simply almond milk?
Sure! Simply replace the coconut milk with almond milk.
Is it okay to substitute cocoa powder?
Absolutely! The proportion will remain constant.
Can we create this with a blender?
Sure! It sounds delectable and promises to be frothy and silky.
Recipe for Maca Latte (Vegan, Maca Powder)
|3 minutes to prepare
3 minutes to cook
6 minutes total
This maca latte recipe is chocolaty and delicious, but it’s also loaded with nutrients. This maca drink is a caffeine-free pick-me-up or alternative for your morning coffee, and it’s ideal for natural energy, PCOS, and hormonal balance.
Ingredients For Maca Latte Recipe
- 1/2 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
- 1 cup almond milk
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. cacao powder or cocoa powder
- Pinch freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 Tbsp. maca powder
- Pinch cayenne powder
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/2-1 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup or coconut sugar if vegan
- In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together all of the ingredients. Heat through until hot or very heated, whisking periodically. For a frothy top, whisk vigorously right before serving.
Calories: 397kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 23g, Sodium: 346mg, Potassium: 885mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin C: 4.7mg, Calcium: 408mg, Iron: 8.9mg, Net Carbs: 23g