Blend up this creamy maca smoothie for a little afternoon pick me up. It’s perfectly sweet, loaded with protein, healthy fats and takes just a few minutes to make!
Smoothies are my favorite way to get nourishing elixirs into my diet. You can easily mask the flavor of some not so great tasking things (like turmeric in my golden milk smoothie) and get a delicious beverage.
This maca smoothie is super creamy, almost like a milkshake, and makes the perfect breakfast on the go, afternoon snack, or post workout drink.
What is maca?
Maca is a cruciferous vegetable that is generally consumed in powdered form. Maca root is the main edible part of the plant and has a slightly earthy taste. Some people love it, some don’t!
I personally fall into the latter category which is why I’ve created this sweet and creamy smoothie to help mask the flavor.
It contains high amounts of essential minerals like copper, iron and potassium and is also a great source of fiber to keep your digestive system happy!
BANANA. I love using frozen banana in smoothies because it makes them so creamy! If you aren’t a fan of banana, you can sub for berries.
ALMOND BUTTER. Almond butter also adds to the creaminess of the smoothie and the healthy fats help with blood sugar regulation.
DATES. Dates add some sweetness and help balance the flavor from the maca.
PROTEIN POWDER. I always add protein powder to smoothies to help keep me full for longer!
FLAX SEEDS. Flax seeds are great for hormone balancing and add some extra fiber to the smoothie.
MACA. It wouldn’t be a maca smoothie without maca!
How to make a maca smoothie
To make this maca smoothie, simply add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and process until smooth.
Feel free to add more cinnamon or an extra date for more sweetness if desired.
To make it Fall themed, add a pinch of nutmeg and cloves or even sub the cinnamon for pumpkin pie spice.
Pour into glasses and enjoy! I love topping it off with some paleo granola, but you can enjoy it just as is!
What does maca taste like?
With the amount of maca in this smoothie recipe, you won’t really taste it. It doest have a bit of an earthy taste, but the banana, dates and other ingredients really balance it out. It tastes delicious, I promise!
Frozen vs. fresh fruit in smoothies
I prefer using frozen banana in this recipe, but you can also use fresh. If using a fresh banana, you will want to add a handful of ice so that it makes the smoothie nice and cold.
Does it keep?
This smoothie is best served fresh, but it will keep in the fridge for 24 hours. You’ll probably want to shake it up or give it a good stir before serving.
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Creamy Maca Smoothie
by: claire cary
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender.
- Process until smooth.
- Taste and add more dates, cinnamon, or ice as needed. Enjoy!