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I’ve been drinking a lot less hot coffee than normal this summer. I’m not sure what it is, exactly, but I’ve been going days or weeks at a time without it. What I have been drinking every day? SMOOTHIES! Nearly every day I’ll make a smoothie, and since I still love coffee in general, this mocha maca smoothie is a darn good choice!
This smoothie is relatively straight forward: banana, dates, cinnamon, vanilla, almond butter, Pacific Foods Organic Oat Beverage, maca (woooo energy!), cacao, and COFFEE!! For the coffee, I recommend using espresso or cold brew concentrate. Depending on what consistency you prefer for your smoothies, I recommend freezing the banana and at least one of the liquids. I only used frozen banana, but I don’t mind a thinner smoothie!
This mocha maca smoothie is a healthier alternative to an iced or blended mocha with milk! This one features oat milk, cacao, and almond butter for protein!
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 2 dates, pitted
- 1 pinch ground vanilla beans (or a splash of vanilla extract)
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground maca
- 2/3 cup Pacific Foods Organic Oat Beverage
- 1/3 cup cold (strong) coffee, espresso, or cold brew concentrate
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- Combine all ingredients in the blender.
- Blend until smooth, and enjoy!
Keywords: smoothie, mocha smoothie, oat milk smoothie, maca smoothie