Chocolate Ginger Maca Milk
Chocolate Ginger Maca Milk- a rich and creamy superfood chocolate milk infused with hints of molasses and ginger. Naturally sweetened, vegan and gluten-free!
This is what I like to call “adult” chocolate milk. Not because it’s spiked with alcohol or not wearing any clothes. Get yer mind outta the gutter. It’s because it’s infused with a sexy superfood root called maca.
I don’t know about you but I certainly didn’t have maca in my chocolate milk growing up. As long as it started with a Yoo and ended with a Hoo, I was a happy camper. By the way, I just Googled to see if that stuff is still around and it is. Lord help us all.
So let’s chat about maca. Have you heard of it before?
Maca root is a member of the cruciferous family, such as broccoli and cabbage, that grows way up in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It’s considered a superfood for it’s ability to support healthy hormone balance, increased energy levels, and a healthy response to stress.*
In addition, maca is very nutrient dense. It contains over 20 amino acids and fatty acids, vitamins, and a host of essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
Maca root is most commonly found in powder form and has a subtle flavor, making it ideal for adding to your smoothies, milks, or no-bake granola bars.
For this recipe I used MegaFood’s Daily Maca Plus for Women Nutrient Booster Powder which contains a combination of Foodstate Chaste Tree Berry, Black Cohosh and other herbs to help maintain healthy hormone levels and manage symptoms related to menses, menopause and perimenopause.*
The powder blends in seamlessly with the cashews, raw cacao, and dates for a silky naturally sweetened milk. For a hint of seasonal spice, I also added a touch of ginger, cinnamon, sea salt and molasses. I know that mind sound like a strange combination but the spice flavor is very light and just enough to put you in the holiday spirit.
Chocolate Ginger Maca Milk
Yield: 3 cups // 24 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked*
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 1 scoop MegaFood Daily Maca Plus for Women
- 3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk**
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 pitted Mejdool dates
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
Combine all of the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Taste test to see if you prefer more sweetener (you can add a teaspoon or two of pure maple syrup, if desired) or spice.
Transfer to a sealable jar or container and refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve chilled and enjoy!
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
*To soak cashews, place them in a bowl with 2 cups of water and soak for 6-8 hours. If you don’t want to wait that long you can use boiling water and let them sit for just 30 minutes. Strain excess water before adding to blender.
**Any kind of plant-based milk will work. For extra creaminess try using unsweetened coconut milk.
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Nutrition Facts are for 1 cup
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* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This post was created in partnership with MegaFood, a brand that I have used and loved for years. As always, all opinions and texts are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow me to bring you quality content!
This milk looks so creamy and dreamy, Sarah! I love adding maca to my smoothies / drinks – it adds such a nice mood boost :)
Isn’t it the best? Thanks Sarah!
Oh my gosh, Yoohoo! Haha I’ve actually always thought that stuff was so gross. It tasted more like chocolate water to me than chocolate milk. This, however, looks much better. I’ve never tried maca, but it sound awesome!
It is pretty much just chocolate water with a bunch of high fructose corn syrup. So gross!
OMG – I’ve never even had Yoohoo… but I remember seeing people drink it – hehe! I’ve not tried Maca yet… I know, I know…. It’s on the list. And you know I’m all heart eyes over cashew milk so this is right up my alley! I think you’ve given me the nudge I need to get some maca! Thanks girl! :D
Thanks Traci! Maca really does work wonders. I think you would love it!
haha yup, we had Yoohoo and Hershey’s syrup in milk!! I am loving the sound of this “adult” chocolate milk! I need to experiment more with maca! I have some but sort of forget to use it most of the time…
Oh how could I forget Hershey’s syrup! We used to eat it right out of the bottle…ew!
Girl this looks delicious! I have never been much of a milk drinker but I think I could get behind this ‘adult’ chocolate milk!
YAY for adult chocolate milk! I didn’t know that maca is part of the cruciferous family… interesting! This sounds like it’d paired perfectly with the massive amounts of Christmas treats that I baked over the weekend :)
Yes, it does go very well with cookies! :)
I want to grab that bottle and chug that creamy chocolate milk! I’ve never heard of maca before so this is news to me…I definitely like the sound of those health benefits! This looks just delicious, Sarah, and I’ll keep my out for that!
Thanks Marcie! :)
This is a much-needed reminder that I should be adding maca to my smoothies regularly, cause this girl’s hormone chi has been out.of.whack! I love the flavor of maca and particularly adore it in healthier homemade chocolate milks. This recipe looks soooooo thick and creamy! You make health look sinfully delicious!
I love chocolate milk!!! When I was pregnant and I coudn’t drink wine I would drink chocolate milk instead, haha! It wasn’t nearly as healthy as this one though! This looks so creamy and delicious! I’ve had ginger in chocolate bars before so I can only imagine how good it is in chocolate milk :)
I never had yoohoo as a kid, but I’m caught reminiscing over the “molasses milk” my mom used to whip up for me! I’ll have to give this a try. I am sure it tastes as good as it looks…. :)
Oh molasses milk sounds incredible! Your mom was very smart to give you that instead of Yoohoo. :)
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