May 11

Peanut Butter Maca Smoothie

Peanut Butter & Vanilla Maca Smoothie | An energizing plant-based smoothie that tastes like a peanut butter shake!

My very favorite smoothie over the last year has been the almond butter maca smoothie I posted last spring.

Well, this remixed peanut butter version just claimed the upcoming year.

Maca powder is my go-to addition to morning smoothies because of its energizing properties. It’s rich in vitamins B, C + E; helps balance hormones and mood; increases energy + stamina; and has skin-clarifying properties. Maca has a nutty, malted flavor so it pairs well with creamy, nut-inclusive recipes like this one.

Just five ingredients — frozen bananas, plant milk, peanut butter, maca powder, and pure vanilla extract — go into this smoothie. Add them to a blender, blend on high until ultra-smooth, and serve. As someone who doesn’t allow for a lot of extra time in the mornings, I usually blend this smoothie, pour it into a mason jar, screw on a lid, toss it in my bag, and run out the door. Most days, I wait until I’m at work to drink it, and my 30-minute commute doesn’t seem to affect the flavor. Together, maca + banana provide an awesome energy and mood boost, an observation that, for me, is almost exclusive to that pairing.

The taste of this smoothie resembles a peanut butter shake with a subtle malted flavor from the maca. Plus, it’s luxuriously creamy and rich. Dessert for breakfast with a kick of energy and good vibes? I’ll take it.

Peanut Butter & Vanilla Maca Smoothie | An energizing plant-based smoothie that tastes like a peanut butter shake!

Peanut Butter & Vanilla Maca Smoothie | An energizing plant-based smoothie that tastes like a peanut butter shake!

Peanut Butter & Vanilla Maca Smoothie | An energizing plant-based smoothie that tastes like a peanut butter shake!

Peanut Butter & Vanilla Maca Smoothie | An energizing plant-based smoothie that tastes like a peanut butter shake!

Peanut Butter & Vanilla Maca Smoothie | An energizing plant-based smoothie that tastes like a peanut butter shake!

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Peanut Butter Maca Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 large frozen bananas
  • ¾ to 1 cup plant milk
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth.
Notes
If you want to cut the richness of this smoothie, simply substitute water for half or all of the plant milk.

 

Comments

  1. Divine! I love a simple smoothie in the morning, especially a creamy treat like this one!

  2. Yummmm!!! I love maca in smoothies, and with peanut butter, it would definitely be delicious:)

    • Me too! Maca is by far my favorite smoothie add-in. I hope you have the chance to give this one a try, Laura!

  3. i just got some PB for a freelance job i am doing and after months of almond butter is such a delightful surprise! this look amazing. xo

  4. This looks so fantastic! I really need to get myself some maca!!!!!

    • Thanks, Ana! Yes, you have to give maca a try; it’s my absolute favorite smoothie add-in and gives such a nice kick of energy.

  5. I love to add maca in my post yoga smoothie too, but I made it only with fruits, greens or buttermilk. Love your version with peanut butter and must give it a try next time.

    • Hi, Angie! You know, I have never added maca to fruitier or green smoothies, but I will have to try that too. We can swap maca smoothie go-to’s!

  6. Hi,
    Thanks for this delicious looking smoothie recipe. I can’t wait to give it a try.

    Sally Ann

  7. Delicious!

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