Just when you think that you鈥檝e tried all of the superfood trends you could, here comes maca to shake things up. The nutrient-rich root is mainly sold in powder form and is thought to help balance hormones, increase energy levels, ease聽PMS, and boost fertility. Um, sign us up RN, please.聽To see 14 ways that you can incorporate maca into your daily routine, check out the recipes below.

1.聽Hormone Balancing Almond, Maca, and Cinnamon Smoothie: The easiest way to inject a bit of maca into your diet is through smoothies. Just one or two teaspoons mixed with cinnamon and almond butter is enough to get you hooked. (via聽Wallflower Kitchen)

2.聽Raw Chocolate-Maca Sandwich Cookies:聽Who needs an Oreo when you could have a double chocolate dupe that鈥檚 also healthy? These cookies will ease that PMS sugar craving and maybe even relieve the symptoms of Aunt Flo as well. (via聽Coconut and Berries)

3.聽Malted Maca Chocolate Ice Cream:聽Depending on what you match it with, maca can have a slight malted flavor or no flavor at all. To highlight its natural taste, use it in a creamy ice cream paired with chocolate.聽(via聽Wallflower Kitchen)

4.聽Maca Almond Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles:聽Whip these waffles up for a decadent breakfast in bed for your love. (via Nutrition in the Kitch)

5.聽Maca Cacao Hot Chocolate:聽When you have the opportunity, there鈥檚 no reason not to add聽extra health benefits to treats like hot chocolate. To finish off your cup, whip some coconut cream for a luscious聽vegan topping. (via聽Love and Lemons)

6.聽Superfood Maca Latte: Get your day started on the right foot with an energy-boosting聽maca latte. If you can鈥檛 have caffeine but need a little jolt to get you going in the morning, this will be your new lifesaver. (via聽Catching Seeds)

7. Chocolate and Maca Quinoa Bars:聽Don鈥檛 reach for that Snickers when you hit your afternoon slump. These superfood聽bars are a sweet and crunchy way to keep you full until dinner and give you the lift you need to finish out your work day. (via Sheer Luxe)

8.聽Maca Cashew Mousse Chocolate Cups:聽These cups are *just* as delicious as the ones you already love, and you can decorate them with everything from cacao nibs and goji berries to bee pollen and coconut. (via聽Nourish Everyday)

9.聽Maca and Coconut Flour Pancakes for One:聽Sometimes, sharing is not caring, and you just want to make a hearty breakfast for yourself. There鈥檚 no shame in that game! These pancakes are a perfect weekend feast that鈥檒l go perfectly with a nice mimosa. (via聽Nourish Everyday)

10.聽Five-Minute Maca Energy Bites:聽If you鈥檙e all about that healthy lifestyle, you probably have everything you need for these bliss balls in your pantry. Feel free to switch up the nuts and seeds according to what you have, but the maca is non-negotiable. (via聽My Whole Food Life)

11.聽Maca Mocha Chia Pudding:聽Recipes that seem indulgent enough to be dessert yet are healthy enough to be breakfast are like gold. (via聽Little Bits Of)

12. Energizing Maca, Almond Butter, and Cacao Overnight Oats:聽Thanks to the cacao, maca, and oats that are all a source of long-lasting energy, you鈥檒l聽get through the first part of your day with ease. (via Blissful Basil)

13.聽Raw Maca Avocado Cacao Truffles:聽Who would have thought that truffles would be a perfect pre-workout snack? These little bites are high in fat, low in sugar, and聽are packed with healthy nutrients for sustainability. (via聽Wicked Spatula)

14.聽Strawberry Banana Maca Protein Smoothie:聽This refreshing fruity smoothie will fill your body with essential antioxidants and help your muscles recover from that intense HIIT workout. Supplement with your favorite protein powder, and you鈥檒l be ready to take on the world. (via聽A Fit Philosophy)

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