Mocha Maca Banana Smoothie

mocha maca banana smoothie

Give your maca banana smoothie an extra kick with a subtle coffee flavor. Maca in itself gives you an energy boost, so you can use decaf if you’d like; it’s really for the flavor rather than the caffeine. Use the lesser amount of the maca powder if you’re new to using it. This makes about two 12-ounce smoothies.

Mocha Maca Banana Smoothie
Recipe type: Smoothie
Cuisine: Healthy
Prep time: 
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Serves: 2
Give your maca banana smoothie an extra kick with a subtle coffee flavor.
  • 1 heaping teaspoon organic instant coffee
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa or cacao powder (or see variation, below)
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 2 frozen bananas, broken into chunks
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk (sweetened or not)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons maca powder
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Liquid sweetener (agave, stevia, maple syrup, etc.) if using unsweetened almond milk, to taste, optional
  • Ice for serving, optional
  1. Combine the instant coffee and cocoa powder in a mug of boiling water and stir to dissolve. Pour this mixture into a blender.
  2. Add the bananas, almond milk, maca powder, and cinnamon and process until completely smooth.
  3. Divide between two glasses. Taste to see if you’d like a little more sweetener, and/or thin with a little more almond milk if too thick.
  4. Add ice to the beverage if you’d like to enjoy it very cold, and serve at once.

Variation: If you have a high-speed blender, use 4 squares of bittersweet chocolate instead of the cocoa powder.

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    August 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    This was good! I used 2 teaspoons maca, half of a banana plus stevia, spinach, and leftover cooled coffee instead. Thank you! Like a healthy frappacino!

    • Reply
      August 7, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks, Tessa! I love your tweaks …

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