Last week, I made this pumpkin and lentil curry soup for myself, and it was completely delicious. But as I was eating the first bowl, I knew there was something missing. It came to me with a ginormous grin (and a, "yes I thought of that" laugh): maca.
But adding maca to soup? Why heat a raw superfood? Isn’t that silly?
Actually, no! Traditionally, maca was always cooked because of some slightly toxic enzymes present in it. Adding it to soup is the perfect option.
Now I'm not saying that you'll go to nutritional jail by eating maca raw, but some people may do better with it by adding a little heat. Whichever person you are, this soup is for you.