maca power shake

Like my daily juices, I sometimes try to shake it up with my smoothies and shakes, as far as unique and fresh flavor combinations. This was a definite win.

This is also my first time using hazelnut milk, and I am loving it!

I recently ordered more hemp seeds – I forgot how much I love them! I’ve been eating so many salads lately, and hemp seeds are a great topper for those. They are also a perfect smoothie topper.

maca power shake

serves two

10-12 fresh strawberries
1 frozen banana
1 packetΒ vanilla protein powder
1 1/2 cups hazelnut milk
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons maca
2 tablespoons hemp seeds (plus 1 tablespoon as garnish)

Blend all ingredients and serve – garnish with hemp seeds.

This is definitely satisfying and filling, but also light and fresh at the same time – like springtime! I’m eagerly awaiting spring weather – we are at the point where it’s still light at 7:15-7:30 at night, and later this week the temperatures will be in the 60’s!


Do you use a non-dairy milk product? What is your favorite?

Do you use hemp seeds or hemp products?


  1. says

    hazelnut is so inviting, the smell just makes me cozy and I bet that combined with strawberries smells like spring. Lovely as always kristina.

  2. says

    We use almond milk and if it is super cheap, I’ll get soy milk. I prefer the taste of the almond milk though!

    Hazelnut milk sounds so delicious! And those bananas in the background are just screaming to be made into banana bread :)

  3. says

    I love almond milk for most things and coconut for some. I am a huge fan of hemp seeds and I really like hemp protein powders…I mix them with cocoa powder and a little stevia for hemp fudge. The smoothie looks delicious. I am so in need of Spring!

  4. says

    I’ve never tried hazelnut milk so far, but I love almond milk! Did you buy it at a store? It’s very hard to get nut milks at a store in Germany, so I use to make them myself. Almond mik is my favorite because it’s so versatile, and I’ve also made walnut and sesame milk, but almond I like better. I’ve never tried hemp seeds, either, I don’t even know if I can buy them here.

    • spabettie says

      one of these days I need to send you a care package… :) hazelnut milk is SO good… rich. yes, I bought it, I have never tried to make a nut milk… I should. I just said up there a few comments ago that almond milk is my favorite for its versatility! πŸ˜€ I’m not a fan of walnuts, but sesame milk sounds great too!

      • says

        I’ll try hazelnut then! πŸ˜€ And you should *definitely* consider to try making nut milk yourself! It’s so easy – you just have to soak nuts in water for a few hours or overnight, put them into the blender with fresh water (I use 1 part nuts and 4 or 5 parts water), blend, and filter. VoilΓ ! πŸ˜€

        • spabettie says

          I will then, SOON! I am always soaking anyway… hmm… cashew milk?? I’ll let you know what I do… and THANKS!

    • spabettie says

      thanks, Heather! I’m trying new things with my photography lately… and I SO cannot wait for the 60’s!! weee!

    • spabettie says

      yes, I can see that – they taste very “creamy” to me. I hate that word, but it’s effective here.

  5. says

    I’ve never seen hazelnut milk before, I suppose it would be easy to make!

    Macca is SO good. Sometimes I put it on my popcorn!!

    Have a great Monday chicky, and let me know when you want to send the packages, yours is pretty much all ready!

    • spabettie says

      yes – probably just like other nut milk… it is SO good! maca by itself on popcorn? interesting flavor, I bet!

      and YES –> I sent you an email today!! πŸ˜€

  6. says

    My daughter and I loved vanilla hemp milk – we had it at a health food store when we were on vacation.

    I came home and the only store that carried it would only sell it to us by the CASE! We ordered a case of it, but it was pretty $$. That was a couple years ago, I should see if I can find it again.

    • spabettie says

      I’m pretty sure you can find it more readily now, and (hopefully!) single cartons! I would buy a whole case if I had to, though…

    • spabettie says

      it was refreshing – as much as a smoothie can be, I suppose! :) almond and coconut are my favorites… almond is so versatile it’ll always be my #1.

  7. says

    I’m an almond milk girl, but I’d love to try hazelnut milk – sounds so good! I ate a greenish banana the other day and thought of you. :)

    • spabettie says

      go hemp!! :) good stuff… I love the seeds on salads! Tempt used to have a chocolate chili powder – it was SO good!

  8. says

    Thanks, now I’m going to have to run to every store in attempt to find hazelnut milk!!!! :) haha.

    I love Silk’s coconut milk. It’s so gooooood. Especially in smoothies!

    • spabettie says

      ha! I found it with all the others, in the non refrigerated section… :) oh, I LOVE Silk’s coconut milk and their almond milk too!

  9. says

    I love almond milk and coconut milk, but for different reasons and recipes. This power shake looks awesome! I know I would love hazelnut milk. Must look for that in the upscale scores! πŸ˜‰


    • spabettie says

      hi Shirley!! *SO* good to see you here again… :) you know, I didn’t even know it was around – my friend recommended it the other day, and I looked when I was shopping – it’s right there with all the other milks in the regular store!!

  10. says

    That looks amazing! I love hemp, but don’t put it on smoothies. Now I’ll start rotating it in with the chia :)

    My fave milk is coconut, but I’m a big fan of almond and other nut milks. I’ve never had brazil nut milk.

    • spabettie says

      I love coconut milk too, and second is almond… but my friend was telling me how great hazelnut is, so I hunted it down (it was right there with all the others, I just never looked for it!) πŸ˜€

  11. says

    hi! I’m a new reader and just wanted to drop by and “say” hi! I love your adoration and talent for wholesome foods made fun and delicous. Can’t wait to read more! have a great night


    • spabettie says

      hi Becca! thanks for saying hello – your name looks familiar, so I looked you up and found we have many twitter friends in common. I think I have probably seen your name in comments on blogs? πŸ˜€ Thanks for reading – I hope you find more enjoyable!

    • spabettie says

      Hi Charissa! thanks for saving my on delicious – I love that site! my google reader keeps getting bigger and bigger, but I still go visit delicious sometimes… I hope you make this and LOVE it!!

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