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.

Overlay of Maca Peanut Butter Smoothie, easy recipe garnished with carob chips 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. 
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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. 

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

Cook Time

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



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