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[Recipes] High Protein Maca Stew

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Ashley Spivak is a board certified nutritional consultant and the founder of re-color the palate. Want more recipes like these? Check out the May month of meals experience!

This vegetarian recipe for High Protein Maca Stew is chock-filled with protein (16.8g per serving), heart healthy lycopene, and many other antioxidants. Plus, adding maca provides an extra punch of nutrients. Maca root, originally found in the Andes, is a powerful stamina booster, libido enhancer, hormone regulator and exhaustion buster. This complete protein stew is an athlete’s dream meal. For more info on Maca and its benefits, check out Navitas’ website here.



  • 1 Tsp. of Coconut Oil
  • 1 Small/Medium Onion, Chopped
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Can Chickpeas (No Sodium Added)
  • 1 Can Lentils (No Sodium Added)
  • 1 28 Oz. Can Diced Tomatoes (No Sodium Added)
  • 1 Cup Low Sodium Vegetable Stock
  • 3 Tbsp. Maca Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1 Red Pepper, Chopped
  • 1 Cup Quinoa, Dry
  • Sea Salt (to taste)
  • Hot Sauce (to taste, optional)
  • Cilantro (to taste)



Cook & Prep Time: ~ 30 minutes
Servings: 4-5


1. Sautée onions and garlic in the coconut oil until a bit browned; approximately 3 minutes over medium heat in a large pan.

2. Add the chickpeas, lentils, tomatoes, tomato paste, and pepper. Stir.

3. Add vegetable stock and quinoa.

4. Let simmer, stirring throughout until quinoa cooks through and stew becomes thick.

5. Take off heat and stir in maca, sea salt, and hot sauce if you choose to use it.

6. Top with cilantro for garnish.


Nutrition Facts1

Servings: 5
  • Calories — 332
  • Total Fat — 3.6g (healthy fat)
  • Carbs — 56.2g
  • Fiber — 10.8g
  • Net Carbs — 45.4g
  • Protein — 16.8g
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free

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