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Golden Maca Latte

by Capri Lilly
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This creamy Maca Latte is a delicious energizing and nourishing drink. It is a delightful blend of nutrient-rich turmeric and superfood maca to create a tasty caffeine-free latte that is perfect to start your day or a great afternoon pick-me-up. (This recipe is vegan, refined-sugar-free, and naturally gluten-free)

If you like maca recipes, then you’ll love our Maca Coffee, Healthy Maca Hot Chocolate, or Post Workout Zucchini Smoothie with Maca!

a glass mug filled with turmeric maca latte

Morning coffee is a ritual for many people. It gives them a jumpstart of energy they need to take on the day. While coffee is a popular option for most, there are lots of other natural stimulants that offer numerous health benefits and provide substantial energy, like maca.

If you are looking for a natural energy drink that gives you a boost, without giving you the “jitters”, this golden maca latte is the perfect caffeine-free alternative. It tastes like a traditional golden milk turmeric latte but is further enhanced with the addition of maca powder.

a glass mug filled with turmeric maca latte

Why You’ll Love This Recipe. It’s:

  • The perfect combination of nutrient-dense ingredients to create a warm, delicious drink
  • Packed with so many benefits from the maca and turmeric
  • Vegan, paleo, and Top-8 Allergen friendly! A super clean recipe, great for practically any diet.
  • A wonderful coffee replacement that will leave your body feeling great
  • Absolutely Delicious! It tastes like Golden Turmeric milk with a slightly nutty flavor from the maca

What Is Maca?

Maca root, also known as Peruvian Ginseng, is a type of cruciferous vegetable that is traditionally grown in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It has an earthy, nutty flavor and can be used in meals and drinks. It is most commonly used in powder form and added to drinks, stews, and smoothies.

small dish of maca powder with a spoon

Maca root is an adaptogen that offers immense health benefits. There is still a lot of research being conducted regularly to further understand the benefits of maca. Here’s what the research currently tells us:

9 Benefits of Maca

a glass mug being filled with golden maca latte

Ingredients Needed To Make A Golden Turmeric Maca Latte

  • Maca Root Powder: The powder form works best for this recipe.
  • Turmeric Powder: An incredible superfood loaded with curcumin, which has powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Pinch of Freshly Ground Black Pepper: this helps your body better absorb the turmeric
  • Non-Dairy Milk: Use your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk. I like to use oat milk. You can make your own oat milk from scratch using my 5-minute Homemade Oat Milk Recipe.
  • Coconut Cream/ Full-Fat Coconut Milk: This gives the maca latte a rich, creamy texture. Use the thick part from the canned coconut milk or use canned coconut cream.
  • Natural Sweetener: Use maple syrup, agave, honey, or coconut sugar.
  • Ground Cinnamon and Pure Vanilla Extract: adds a delicious warmth that brings all the flavors together

How To Make A Maca Latte

  1. Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and whisk over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. You want to warm the ingredients, but do not bring them to a boil.
  2. Remove the golden maca latte from the heat and adjust the taste as needed: adding more sweetener to taste and more turmeric for a more intense flavor.
  3. Pour into a mug. Top with frothed non-dairy milk, if desired. Drink warm. Enjoy!

When is it best to drink a Maca Latte?

It is best to drink your maca latte at the start of your day, after a workout, after lunch or mid-afternoon, or after a heavy meal. Because of its energizing effects, it is best to drink it several hours before going to bed.

An Instant Frother kitchen tool

Recipe Variations And Customization

  • Add Frothed Milk On Top: Feel like a top-notch barista and finish the drink with frothed non-dairy milk. I like to add frothed full-fat coconut milk on top. I use my Instant Frother to get the perfect froth. A handheld frother would also work.
  • Make it Chocolatey: Add 1-2 teaspoons of raw cacao powder for a delicious chocolate flavor.
  • Skip The Coconut Cream: The full-fat coconut milk/coconut cream helps to thicken the drink and give it a velvety texture. You can certainly skip the coconut milk if you prefer and simply use more of the milk of your choosing.
  • Add Spice: Add a pinch of allspice, cardamom, or nutmeg for more flavor. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper, which is full of antioxidants and helps improve digestion!
  • Enjoy It Iced: Allow your maca latte to cook completely and serve in a glass with ice.

Storage and Rewarming

STORE: Keep any leftover maca latte in an airtight mason jar in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also double or triple the recipe, making a large batch and storing it in the fridge for later.

REWARM: The best way to rewarm your maca latte is by pouring it into a saucepan and heating it on the stove on low heat for a few minutes, or until it is warm.

a glass mug filled with turmeric maca latte

I hope you enjoy this Golden Maca Latte Recipe! If you try the recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below! Take pictures, tag #goodfoodbaddie, and share them with me on Instagram and Pinterest! I love seeing my recipes come to life in your kitchen.

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a glass mug filled with turmeric maca latte

Golden Maca Latte

This creamy Maca Latte contains nourishing ingredients that help to improve mood, boost energy, and reduce inflammation. It is a delightful blend of nutrient-rich turmeric and superfood maca to create a tasty caffeine-free latte that is perfect to start your day or a great afternoon pick-me-up. (This recipe is vegan, refined-sugar-free, and naturally gluten-free)
5 from 34 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Non-Dairy Milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup Full-Fat Coconut Milk/ Coconut Cream
  • 2 tsp Maca Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup or Coconut Sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and whisk over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. You want to warm the ingredients, but do not bring them to a boil.
  • Remove the golden maca latte from the heat and adjust the taste as needed: adding more sweetener to taste and more turmeric for a more intense flavor.
  • Pour into a mug. Top with frothed non-dairy milk, if desired. Drink warm. Enjoy!

Notes

Storage and Rewarming

STORE: Keep any leftover maca latte in an airtight mason jar in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also double or triple the recipe, making a large batch and storing it in the fridge for later.
REWARM: The best way to rewarm your maca latte is by pouring it into a saucepan and heating it on the stove on low heat for a few minutes, or until it is warm.
 
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 12oz | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.4g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 8.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.6g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 33.9g | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg

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8 comments

Oscar Chimenti November 9, 2022 - 2:23 pm

5 stars
This was so creamy and delicious. I love the added turmeric in this recipe. Thank you.

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Capri Lilly November 10, 2022 - 1:57 am

I am so glad you liked the recipe! Thanks for leaving a review, Oscar!

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Kara November 9, 2022 - 3:11 pm

5 stars
This latte is so creamy and delicious. It was perfect for an afternoon pick me up!

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Capri Lilly November 10, 2022 - 1:56 am

Hi Kara! I totally agree 🙂

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nancy November 10, 2022 - 8:24 am

5 stars
i think i’m finally starting to like tumeric lattes. you recipe is super delicious and easy to make

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Capri Lilly November 11, 2022 - 1:01 am

Yay! I am glad my recipe could win you over. glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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Genevieve November 11, 2022 - 3:39 pm

5 stars
I love turmeric lattes, and the maca is an interesting twist. This drink sure gave me an energy boost too!

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Capri Lilly November 12, 2022 - 7:07 am

Definitely! 🙂

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