Maca Peanut Butter Smoothie

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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.

Maca Peanut Butter Smoothie

Overlay of Maca Peanut Butter Smoothie, easy recipe garnished with carob chips and peanut butter

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. 
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 is a superfood native to the Andes Mountain, it is a superfood that has been used for centuries as a miracle food. 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. 

Other Recipes To Try

Carob Powder Drink

Golden Milk

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Nutrition

Energy:
195 kcal / 815 kJ
Fat:
6 g
Protein:
4 g
Carbs:
34 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

Preparation:
5 min
Ready in:
5 min
For:
2 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add almond milk, banana, maca powder, carob powder, peanut butter, vanilla in a high-speed blender and process until smooth and creamy.

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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2 Comments
  1. Karey
    November 15, 2019

    In the intro, you say Maca and carob. I don’t see carob in your ingredients list. Please suggest a proportion of carob powder for this smoothie. What is the golden stuff dribbles on top? And are those cacao nibs ? It really looks good! Thanks!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 15, 2019

      Karey, thank you very much, It was a tablespoon of carob powder, the golden stuff is almond butter and carob chips on top. Thank you for pointing my mistake out, I appreciate it, hope you enjoy.