Even though I put out my eBook last week, I’m still coming up with lots of new recipes. I had the idea for this one the other day and couldn’t wait to try it.
This smoothie, with it’s combo of coffee, Cacao, and maca, is a serious energy booster, so I would recommend it for the mornings rather than later in the day. I always drink decaffeinated coffee, but the caffeine in the cacao still keeps me up if I have it too late in the day.
I use cacao in a lot of the recipes, and so you may be wondering what it is. Cacao is basically the raw, unprocessed version of cocoa. So if you don’t have any on hand, feel free to use cocoa, just know that you won’t be getting the health benefits of the raw version. Raw cacao is considered a superfood and is full of antioxidants and magnesium.
Maca is another superfood that I use regularly. It doesn’t really affect the flavour of the drink, but it is full of vitamins and minerals, increases energy, balances hormones, is said to improve sexual function, and much more.
Anyways, enough chit chat! Let’s get to the smoothie recipe.
Mocha Maca Smoothie
- 2 bananas (frozen)
- 1 tablespoon Cacao
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water OR 1/2 cup coffee
- 1 teaspoon Maca
- Dash of cinnamon
- Additional 1/2 cup water OR almond milk
- Greens (optional)
Blend it up and enjoy your delicious energy boost! To make it even more summery and refreshing, add some ice cubes! We’re not there yet weather-wise in Halifax, but I am praying for warmer weather soon! I’m leaving for New York in less than a week, and I can’t wait for their warmer weather.
Let me know how you like this smoothie, and check out my smoothie eBook if you’re looking for more recipes!
Have a happy Wednesday