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Treat yourself to a grown-up decadent dairy-free delight!! Instead of empty calories, this smoothie scores some libido-boosting, anti-aging benefits thanks to the addition of maca powder and chia seeds!  

Native to Peru and touted as the “Incan superfood”, maca has a slightly earthy, butterscotch taste and is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It has been used for centuries to increase energy, stamina, endurance, mood and memory.  Maca is also celebrated for its ability to boost sexual function in both men and women.

For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut water

  • 1 cup canned organic coconut milk (I use full-fat)

  • 1 cup steamed-then-frozen cauliflower

  • 2 Tbsp Nuzest Clean Lean vanilla protein powder or Further Food Collagen (nonvegan) or 1 Tbsp of each (here)

  • 2 to 3 Tbsp cashew butter or 1/3 cup raw pecans

  • 3 to 4 pitted Medjool dates

  • 1 ripe pear, cored and diced

  • 1 Tbsp white chia seeds

  • 2 tsp gelatinized maca powder

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • optional Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, lucuma powder, pure stevia, or maple syrup to sweeten as desired

  • optional toppings: grain-free granola, diced dark chocolate bar, bee pollen, Maldon salt flakes, and a drizzle of cashew butter (melted with a touch of coconut oil), or toppings of choice


This recipe was originally published on September 5, 2017. It was updated July 16, 2019.