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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Choco Maca Root Buzz & Raw Zucchini Rolls

I know since the "Let's Talk About Sex, Baby" post on this blog that people are even more curious about maca root powder. I searched high and low for recipes that would taste great - and I found some! We used to put maca root powder in our cacao - but now I've found this - enjoy! We will too!

This recipe was 'borrowed' from: http://www.squidoo.com/macarootpowderraworganicmacarecipes

Traditionally Raw Peruvian Maca root is sun-dried to be later boiled in water or milk to be made into porridge, though the fresh roots can be baked or roasted like yams or sweet potatoes. It is also made into a popular sweet, fermented drink, Maca Chicha. People love it combined in coffee and hot and cold chocolate beverages.

In some regions of Peru, Maca is even made into jam and pudding. Tuberous maca roots have a flavorful, sweet taste and an aroma very similar to butterscotch.

In addition to baking with maca powder (add a couple of tablespoons of maca to muffins, bread, cakes, and brownies for a nice toasted undertone), the butterscotch/malty flavor goes great with yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, granola, oatmeal, cooked grains, quinoa, and other hot and cold cereals.

Choco Maca Buzz
2 Mounded Tablespoons Raw Maca Root Powder
8 oz vanilla almond milk (you can make this yourself!)
8 oz purified water
1 cup strawberries/blueberries/acai berries
2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. chocolate powder

Raw Zucchini Rolls

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Almond Cheeze

1 cup of soaked almonds (soak overnight)
1/4 cup of water
1 Tbsp of lemon juice
a large pinch of cumin
a large pinch of oregano
a large pinch of sea salt
onion powder to taste

Raw Hoisin Sauce
4 Tbsp of tamari
2 Tbsp of peanut or cashew butter
2 tsps of apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp of honey (more if you prefer it sweeter)
1 clove of crushed garlic
2 tsps of sesame oil
a pinch of cayenne pepper


1 zucchini, sliced into thick strips with a wide vegetable peeler or any other great slicing implement that you have.
1/2 avocado
a handful of sprouts

Loving Preparation

Blend all ingredients for the almond cheeze until well combined. It’s okay if the mix is very chunky. Set aside in a bowl ready for rolling!

Blend all ingredients for the hoisin sauce until smooth. This is a dipping sauce so it’s great if it’s thick.

Place a large teaspoon full of almond cheeze onto the end of each strip of zucchini, followed by a slice of avocado and a large pinch of sprouts. Then roll! This recipe will make about 15 zucchini rolls.


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