This vegan almond butter maca madness smoothie tastes like a creamy milkshake yet is totally breakfast-appropriate and packs a punch of feel-good ingredients. Frozen bananas, almond milk, almond butter, maca powder, and vanilla are blended to sweet, frosty perfection. The maca powder adds a natural energizing and mood-balancing boost, making this smoothie a great way to start the day!
Nutty. Creamy. Milkshake-like. Rich. Energizing. Decadent.
And in the blink of an eye, it's gone.
If you have yet to introduce yourself to raw maca root powder, I highly recommend you become acquainted.
I recently added maca into our regular rotation of smoothie supplements, and I'm bordering on obsessed. Maca is an ancient Peruvian superfood believed to have an array of nourishing and healing properties. It has a nutty, malty flavor so it pairs well with nut-based, creamy recipes. If you taste it on its own, you'll notice that it's both sweet and spicy with just a touch of bitterness which may or may not strike your flavor-fancy. It certainly strikes mine... especially with this added tidbit of information.
Maca is renowned for its supercharged nutritional powers. It's rich in vitamins B, C + E, helps balance hormones and mood, increases energy + stamina, and keeps skin clear.
It's one powerful, delicious powder, and it's the perfect addition to this smoothie.
In addition to the maca powder, two frozen bananas, almond milk, almond butter, and vanilla extract take this beverage from good to mmm-worthy. The combination is so delicious that it would be a shame to waste even one drop of it, so slurping loudly through your straw is absolutely encouraged. I won't judge if you won't.
Almond Butter Maca Madness Smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 heaping tablespoon maca powder
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- optional: raw almonds for garnishing
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy.
This was DELICIOUS!!!!!!!! Love it!!,
Thank you! I'm so glad you found it to be as tasty as I do!
Wow… that looks really delicous
Thanks, Aleksandra! It's seriously my favorite smoothie ever!
This is so delicious and easy to make. I make sure I have 2 ripe bananas frozen and ready to go..(the riper, the better).
Thank you so much for this recipe, it taste like banana bread in a glass, but even tastier! So thick and creamy, like a milkshake, but better!
I'm glad you're enjoying this smoothie, Laura! Also, great tip about the bananas; the riper the better is so true. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback!
Cindy Byrd says
This looks and sounds delicious but two bananas for one serving sounds like a lot.
Thanks, Cindy! You can always cut it in half or split the recipe between two people. This is a smoothie I drink nearly every day in the spring and summer, and it always serves just one for me. However, everyone is different, so it's always good to adjust in accordance with what feels best for your body. I hope you enjoy it!
Prima Ramirez says
where do you purchase the maca and cacao powder?
I buy Sunfood Superfoods Maca from Whole Foods and typically purchase cacao powder online (Amazon) as it's more affordable that way. I hope this helps!
Carolyn Dooling says
How do you think sunflower butter would do as a substitute for the almond butter? I'm allergic to nuts - I would also sub coconut milk for the almond milk.
Hi, Carolyn! Sunflower butter would be a great substitute for almond butter in this smoothie. Enjoy!
Simply love it!
So glad you're enjoying it, Chelse!
THANK YOU! I ADDED A FEW PERSONAL TOUCHES, BUT YOUR RECEIPE IS A GREAT BASE!
Hi, i’ve recently brought maca powder and have been looking for recipes! This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it :)
One question - do you think peanut butter would be okay? I haven’t brought almond butter yet! (Another addition I have to introduce into my diet!)
Hi, Amy! Absolutely, peanut butter works great in this smoothie. In fact, I also have a recipe for a peanut butter maca smoothie on the site. Enjoy!
Thank you, love this recipe!!!