We’re always on the lookout for quick and easy snack bowls that are tasty and nutritious, and this latest recipe ticks all the boxes. Maca is packed full of vitamins, so it’s no wonder it’s a great addition to many smoothie and smoothie bowl recipes. Readily available in powder form, maca is a root that hails from South America and mixes well in all types of recipes.
And, of course, because we can never satisfy our craving for peanut butter, this recipe is jam-packed with nutty goodness!
We’ve also got the option to make this recipe either vegan or non-vegan, depending which protein powder you choose. Whether it’s the vegan pea protein or refined whey protein isolate, both versions are super tasty and healthy.
How much maca powder should I put in my smoothie?
This maca smoothie bowl recipe uses one teaspoon of maca powder but how much you put in your smoothies is really up to you and your personal taste. Anything from one teaspoon to two tablespoons of maca per smoothie is considered enough to get the real maca benefit and taste but experiment with what works for you and your recipes.
Can you taste maca powder in smoothies?
That brings us to taste. Maca is very much a love it or leave it taste. It has quite a strong and distinct caramel/malt-like flavour that can work really well in smoothies, but try it first with the amount in this recipe before you start experimenting with your own maca smoothie recipes so you can work up to a stronger flavour. We’ve also included natural, plant-based sweeteners in this recipe that can alter the taste – but give it a go and explore something new!
(makes one portion)
250g mix courgette/marrow
2tbsp Pea Protein Classic Vanilla or Whey Vanilla
15g coconut flour *
20g ground flaxseed
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp maca powder
1tsp natural sweetener ** (I used monk fruit)
Raspberry, pecans, dried blueberries & apples, hempseeds, peanut butter
*If you use whey Protein add 30g coconut flour instead of 15g
**You can add agave/maple syrup instead of monk fruit
Maca Smoothie Method
- In the medium bowl add all the sliced courgette and marrow then pour the water on top. Microwave for 4-5 minutes until soft.
- Blend the veggies until completely pureed. Add the maca powder, ground flaxseed, natural sweetener, peanut butter, protein powder and stir together until well combined.
- Pour the warm “smoothie” into a serving bowl, add the toppings and enjoy!
Chef note: If you prefer to eat it cold, you can place in the fridge for a few hours. Let us know what you think! We love to see all of your recipe photos so be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!