These maca power smoothie shots have all the benefits of maca in a tasty drinkable breakfast or snack. portable for quick energy!
recipe originally published January 16, 2013
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I often begin the day with a juice or a smoothie. I choose ingredients that bring natural energy, like the superfood maca. Banana brings the natural sweetness.
If you have heard of maca, chances are you've heard the of the purported libido enhancing qualities. No doubt that is a positive benefit, but the first thing I think of is boundless energy.
Benefits of Maca
Maca has an earthy, natural flavor that I have grown to love - if I measure more than a tablespoon into my smoothie, ah well! To me the flavor is mild, and I gravitate toward natural tastes anyway.
Maca is an earthy flavored superfood powder, originating from a root vegetable. Some suggested benefits of maca? Energy! Maca contains all of the essential aminos, minerals, B vitamins including B12. There's that energy.
These shots get natural sweetness from another favorite - Medjool dates. My favorite sweetener bring sweetness along with the banana, and the nuts give a protein boost (I used a combination of cashews and almonds - I love the creamy flavor cashews bring!
More dairy free smoothies
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- Dairy Free Lemon Smoothie
- Snickerdoodle Smoothie
- Double Chocolate Smoothie with Salted Pepitas
- Vanilla Mint Cashew Milk
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- In high powered blender, combine almonds and cashews with water - blending at highest power into liquid.
- Add dates, banana, and maca, blend until smooth. Pour into glass and top with fresh grated nutmeg.
dairy, soy, egg, gluten free, vegan
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 303mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 15gSugar: 23gProtein: 18g
nutrition calculations results vary by calculator, are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.
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