Apr 18

Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie

Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie

Nutty. Creamy. Milkshake-like. Rich. Energizing. Decadent.

And in the blink of an eye, it’s gone.

If you haven’t introduced yourself to raw maca root powder, I highly recommend you become acquainted. I recently added maca into our regular rotation of smoothie supplements, and I’m bordering on obsessed. Maca is an ancient Peruvian superfood believed to have an array of nourishing and healing properties. It has a nutty, malty flavor so it pairs well with nut-based, creamy recipes. If you taste it on its own, you’ll notice that it’s both sweet and spicy with just a touch of bitterness which may or may not strike your flavor-fancy. It certainly strikes mine… especially with this added tidbit of information. Maca is also renowned for its supercharged nutritional powers. It’s rich in vitamins B, C + E, helps balance hormones and mood, increases energy + stamina, and keeps skin clear. It’s one powerful, delicious powder, and it’s the perfect addition to this smoothie.

In addition to the maca, two frozen bananas, almond milk, almond butter, and vanilla extract take this beverage from good to mmm-worthy. The combination is so delicious that it would be a shame to waste even one drop of it, so slurping loudly through your straw is absolutely encouraged. I won’t judge if you won’t.

Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie

Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie

Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie

Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie

Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie

Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie

Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie
 
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Energizing, skin-clarifying, vitamin-rich maca is blended with frozen bananas, almond butter, almond milk, and vanilla extract to create a smoothie that is thick, creamy, sweet, and satisfying.
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Recipe type: Smoothie, Beverage, Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 heaping tablespoon maca powder
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • optional: raw almonds for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

 

Comments

  1. This was DELICIOUS!!!!!!!! Love it!!,

  2. Wow… that looks really delicous

  3. This is so delicious and easy to make. I make sure I have 2 ripe bananas frozen and ready to go..(the riper, the better).
    Thank you so much for this recipe, it taste like banana bread in a glass, but even tastier! So thick and creamy, like a milkshake, but better!

    • I’m glad you’re enjoying this smoothie, Laura! Also, great tip about the bananas; the riper the better is so true. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback!

  4. Cindy Byrd says:

    This looks and sounds delicious but two bananas for one serving sounds like a lot.

    • Thanks, Cindy! You can always cut it in half or split the recipe between two people. This is a smoothie I drink nearly every day in the spring and summer, and it always serves just one for me. However, everyone is different, so it’s always good to adjust in accordance with what feels best for your body. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Prima Ramirez says:

    where do you purchase the maca and cacao powder?

  6. I buy Sunfood Superfoods Maca from Whole Foods and typically purchase cacao powder online (Amazon) as it’s more affordable that way. I hope this helps!

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