If you haven’t tried a maca smoothie recipe then you are in for a real treat, it combines well with banana, carob, and peanut butter.

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This energizing high-protein smoothie will leave you feeling satisfied, maca peanut butter smoothie is great for breakfast or a great pre or post-workout drink. 

This is day 8 of my daily smoothie regime, check out the other amazing smoothie recipes:

What Is Maca?

Maca, a superfood native to the Andes Mountains, has served as a miracle food for centuries It is part of the radish, broccoli family and it actually looks like a large radish.

It is dried and grounded in a powder. 

What Does Maca Taste Like?

Maca powder has an earthy, mildly nutty taste with a taste of caramel. Maca is traditionally cooked before using in Peru. 

Where Can I Buy Maca?

Maca powder can be purchased in health food stores, in most supermarkets, even Walmart. You can also find it online on sites such as Amazon. 

It is sold in liquid, powdered, capsules, tablet forms. 

Maca Health Benefits

One of the many health benefits of maca also called Peruvian ginseng,  is that it is an adaptogen, a metabolic regulator that helps the body adapt to environmental stress (disease, toxins etc.). 

Other adaptogens include ginseng, ashwagandha, Astralagus, Tulsi, Turmeric, Goji Berries

  • Maca is known to have many health benefits including increased energy, If you are wanting to quit the addiction to caffeine, then maca is probably the solution. 
  • increased fertility in both male and female.
  • Helps relieve symptoms of menopause
  • Reduce anxiety and symptoms of depression
  • Protects the skin from UV damage when applied
  • May help reduce enlarged prostate
  • May help improve memory and learning

For more information about maca’s health benefits go to Medical News Today.

How To Make Maca Peanut Butter Smoothie

Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth. 

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Maca Peanut Butter Smoothie made with bananas as sweetener, served in a glass and garnished with carob chips and peanut butter

Maca Peanut Butter Smoothie

Flavorful Maca Peanut Butter Smoothie is so easy to prepare, smooth and creamy with bananas and peanut butter. Enjoy the benefits of maca and carob in this delicious treat.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: maca peanut butter smoothier
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 195kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon carob powder
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Add almond milk, banana, maca powder, carob powder, peanut butter, vanilla in a high-speed blender.
  • Process until smooth and creamy. Served chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 1mg