My very favorite smoothie over the last year has been the almond butter maca smoothie I posted last spring.
Well, this remixed peanut butter version just claimed the upcoming year.
Maca powder is my go-to addition to morning smoothies because of its energizing properties. It's rich in vitamins B, C + E; helps balance hormones and mood; increases energy + stamina; and has skin-clarifying properties. Maca has a nutty, malted flavor so it pairs well with creamy, nut-inclusive recipes like this one.
Just five ingredients -- frozen bananas, plant milk, peanut butter, maca powder, and pure vanilla extract -- go into this smoothie. Add them to a blender, blend on high until ultra-smooth, and serve. As someone who doesn't allow for a lot of extra time in the mornings, I usually blend this smoothie, pour it into a mason jar, screw on a lid, toss it in my bag, and run out the door. Most days, I wait until I'm at work to drink it, and my 30-minute commute doesn't seem to affect the flavor. Together, maca + banana provide an awesome energy and mood boost, an observation that, for me, is almost exclusive to that pairing.
The taste of this smoothie resembles a peanut butter shake with a subtle malted flavor from the maca. Plus, it's luxuriously creamy and rich. Dessert for breakfast with a kick of energy and good vibes? I'll take it.
Peanut Butter Maca Smoothie
- 2 large frozen bananas
- ¾ to 1 cup plant milk
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon maca powder
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth.
michelle @ Boards&knives says
Divine! I love a simple smoothie in the morning, especially a creamy treat like this one!
Yummmm!!! I love maca in smoothies, and with peanut butter, it would definitely be delicious:)
Me too! Maca is by far my favorite smoothie add-in. I hope you have the chance to give this one a try, Laura!
lynsey | lynseylovesfood says
i just got some PB for a freelance job i am doing and after months of almond butter is such a delightful surprise! this look amazing. xo
Thanks so much, Lynsey!
Ana @ Ana's Rocket Ship says
This looks so fantastic! I really need to get myself some maca!!!!!
Thanks, Ana! Yes, you have to give maca a try; it's my absolute favorite smoothie add-in and gives such a nice kick of energy.
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I love to add maca in my post yoga smoothie too, but I made it only with fruits, greens or buttermilk. Love your version with peanut butter and must give it a try next time.
Hi, Angie! You know, I have never added maca to fruitier or green smoothies, but I will have to try that too. We can swap maca smoothie go-to's!
Sally Ann says
Thanks for this delicious looking smoothie recipe. I can't wait to give it a try.
Hi Ashley, I tried your recipe, and it is absolutely divine!! I love this. Until I came across your recipe, I was struggling to consume my maca powder for its distinctive taste. Your recipe nicely tames Maca flavour and blend it so well into peanut butter and banana that it actually tastes so good. Thank you so much!
Hi, Yoko! You're welcome. :) I'm so glad you're enjoying this smoothie. The slightly bitter, malted flavor of maca really can be tough to mask and is a bit off-putting, but nut butter really does work wonders for mellowing its bite. Thanks for taking the time to come back and share your kind feedback!
Susan Ventura says
Awesome smoothy! Do you know the calorie count on this?
Hi, Susan! Glad you're enjoying the smoothie! I'm so sorry, but I don't have the calorie count.
I have been trying to find a way to consume maca powder for my acne and before this my favourite way was in my banana pancakes but this is delicious and will be my new favourite breakfast.
30 calorie insweetened almond milk works perfectly in this recipe. DELICIOUS and adding my thanks, as natural peanut butter is quite a bit less expensive than almond butter (at least where I live in Florida).
Tristan Maris says
This looks so good! Cannot wait to try! Whats on top?!
Thanks, Tristan! Great question. Those are raw buckwheat groats sprinkled on top. They're a seed that comes from a plant in the rhubarb family. Totally, totally optional topping that adds a nice little crunch without imparting much flavor.
Tristan Prettyman Prettyman Maris says
yum!!! i had a feeling, but i wasn’t sure!! i’m about to make this now! yummmm! 🙏🏼
Would be possible for you to add the nutritional information please?
Hi, Isabel! I don't calculate nutrition information for my recipes (please see FAQ page for why), but there are lots of wonderful calculators online that you can simply drop the post link into and they'll automatically calculate the information for you.
Perfect Thank you !
You're welcome! So glad you're enjoying it.
Do you think strawberries would taste good in this smoothie? Kind of wanted to adds something extra
I think strawberries would be a lovely addition! Sort of a PJ + J vibe. Hope you enjoy, Chloe!
Delicious thank you !! ❤️