Mocha Maca Smoothie

Mocha maca smoothie

I have been doing a little spring cleaning on the blog this week.

Translation: I have been avoiding studying for my microbiology final this week.

Because I don’t already spend entirely too much time online, I have finally fallen off the deep end into murky waters of Pinterest. I don’t know how I feel about this, but you can find me here. Right now I just have a food board. It makes me hungry. I may or may not delve into the sharing of “fashion” photos. I consider this a slippery slope, though, as fashion blogging can be so very tragic when done incorrectly. My angle on fashion is pretty much that nothing makes me happier than the look on rich people’s faces when they go “OH MY GAWD I LOVE YOUR DRESS IS IT FROM (insert expensive boutique here)?” And I respond with: “TJ Maxx, girl. $16.99.”

Por ejemplo:

hip.ster.

Skirt: $9.99, Top: $12.99, Belt $2.99, Sandals: hand-me-down from mom, Michael Kors purse: gift from mom (purchased on mad discount at… TJ Maxx)

You just have to know how to work the retail floor in those discount places. I will teach you my ways.

Anyway, in case you’re confused about all the places I waste my time on the Internet, here’s a run down of where you’ll find Sweet Tater-related content:

Facebook: Sweet Tater and Ralph & Weaz

Tumblr: So Damn Good

Twitter: @sweettaterblog

Youtube: Sweet Tater Blog

Online Portfolio: katielevans.com

That list makes me sad for my life. I’m gonna go outside now and talk to human beings.

But first…

I’ve been living out of Dunja Gulin’s Raw Food Kitchen. In case you missed it, I added the raw breakfast bar recipe to yesterday’s post after getting the ok from the publishers. I’ll be sharing the tempeh lettuce wraps I ate yesterday for lunch soon, and this morning I made her mocha maca smoothie.

Goods.

Mocha Maca Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
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Serves: 2
 

From Dunja Gulin’s Raw Food Kitchen: “Coffee has never meant all that much to me. At college, most of my fellow students drank pots of Turkish coffee to wake up or stay awake, but the only thing I enjoyed was the subtle taste and smell of coffee in drinks like this. Don’t worry–a spoonful of not-so-raw coffee extract once in a while won’t do any harm to your raw regime. Maca is powdered Peruvian ginseng.
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
  • 1 chilled banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mocha/coffee extract
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 6 ice cubes
  • raw honey (optional)

Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth

NOTES: I used PB instead of almond butter, fully frozen banana instead of just chilled, 1 teaspoon instant coffee instead of extract and passed on the sweetener.

Chug.

The combination of flavors–nut butter + coffee?–made me a little nervous. Plus, I’m not a huge maca fan (I prefer mesquite if we’re talking weird expensive powders health nuts like to eat). But for some inexplicable reason this simply just works. This is such a good smoothie. All I know it says it serves two, but I totally inhaled the entire thing. Whoops.

I’m getting off the computer now.

4 thoughts on “Mocha Maca Smoothie

  1. I’ve heard about maca but never actually knew what it was. Sounds interesting and maybe worth a shot? Plus, I could always add another smoothie to my rotation since I usually eat at least five per week!

  2. If I lived in the US I would totally try to book you as my professional shopper (or at least pay you in coconut water or something) … I am hopeless when it comes to shopping and putting things together!

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