Grown in the Andes, maca is a root vegetable that is picked, dried, and processed into a powder.   According to folk belief, it is a plant known for its legendary ability to deliver energy, endurance, mental clarity and even increases libido.  It’s also what’s called an adaptogen, which means that it can undo damage from fatigue and helps with regeneration and repair.  With its rich earthy flavor and nutty taste, maca powder can be incorporated into baked items and smoothies or just sprinkled over cereal.