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maca madness green smoothie


I recently discovered maca root powder and I’m totally obsessed. I love the slight malty flavor and I think it tastes awesome in our morning smoothies. We definitely need the extra energy this superfood provides now that the weather has turned crappy and it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning to get our farm chores done.


Prepping a few beds for our garlic crop when it’s raining outside is no big deal after drinking this delicious smoothie! I swear I’ve had more energy recently since this tasty number entered our morning routine.


Even Taylor loves his green smoothies and this Maca Madness is our favorite at the moment.

My sister is the inspiration behind this smoothie. She recently raved about a similar shake she got at a cafe in Portland. They called it the Maca Madness and she totally fell in love with it. I played around with my own version and I’m really happy with how this turned out. It honestly tastes like a milkshake but is full of good for you nutrition.


You can find maca root powder at any health food store. However, if you don’t have any on hand you can skip that in this smoothie and it will still taste amazing. Grab a straw!

Maca Madness Green Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 mins.    Cook Time: 0 mins.    Serves: 2

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 TBS pure maple syrup
  • 2 TBS almond butter
  • 1 TBS ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS maca powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)


  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and whirl away.


Use this recipe as a guide. Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.

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14 thoughts on “maca madness green smoothie

  1. Joanne says:

    I’ve often wondered what maca tastes like and whether it was worth buying! Thanks for convincing me to give it a try!

  2. Simply Life says:

    I’ve never tried this= good to know!

  3. Julia says:

    I love maca powder and haven’t made a smoothie with it in forever! Definitely feeling inspired to making your delicious smoothie with almond butter mmmmmmm!

  4. looks soooo yummy!! love your straws, are they glass?
    peace & raw health,
    Elizabeth marie

  5. Love seeing your preparation for the season shots! Beautiful.

  6. I have heard great things about maca powder. I definitely want to try it!

  7. Did you know Maca Root is like a fertility super-power?!

    Cheers to maca babies!


  8. I am DYING over your birch straws. They are gorgeous and obviously so perfect for a green smoothies! I’ve never tried maca powder and you’ve piqued my interest. Looks delicious and love the photos!

  9. A milkshake eh – for breakfast? Count me in!

  10. I’ve been looking for an alternative to coffee, and maca just might be it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. Lula says:

    Had this shake this morning before yoga and would recommend to have it at least 2 hours before a practice… very hearty and delicious! Great recipe, thanks so much!

  12. Mel says:

    Where can you find maca root powder? I have never seen it in stores before!

  13. Tony says:

    Yummm a breakfast milkshake… Would be delicious! chocolate banana!

  14. Sophie says:

    This was so friggin’ lush! Obsessed!

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