Maca Peanut Butter Shake Recipe

I know that it is the middle of the summer, yet, I found my maca recipe inspiration in something that belongs more in the fall season. It was accidental actually.  I was looking for new ways to enjoy maca and pondering on what recipe I could create to make it more palatable*, while my family was grocery shopping. Hubby, who eats almost perfectly, still enjoys occasional peanut butter.  As he grabbed a container of freshly pressed peanut butter at Whole Foods, I remembered that I had a couple of butternut squashes in my fridge. An idea was born.  I was going to do something that I do not normally do–I was going to use his peanut butter to make a treat for for you, my Vegalicious audience!

I sent out Hubby and Sprout to a bookstore, so I could concentrate on creative thinking, cooking, and taking images.  Before long, a very decadent drink emerged out of my blender; after just a couple of sips I knew I had a winner. Since Hubby, my main taste tester, was not home, I had to do his job…which means that I owe myself an extra workout for indulging today.

*depending on the brand of maca you buy, people occasionally have a problem consuming it, due to its picuiliar taste; this is one of the reasons I prefer to use the Maca Team’s maca, which is milder and sweeter in taste.

Maca Peanut Butter Shake Recipe


Maca Peanut Butter Shake Recipe
Recipe type: Drinks
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 3-4
Balance your hormones and indulge in a tasty drink all at once!
  • ½-1 cup almond milk (if you would like a thicker drink, use ½-3/4 cup milk)
  • 1.5 cup cooked butternut squash or pumpkin
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp lime (or lemon) juice
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp black gelatinized maca powder (or any other maca of your choice)
  • 4.5 tbsp liquid sweetener (honey, agave or maple syrup)
  • 2.5 cups ice
  1. Place all ingredients, except for ice, into a high speed blender and blend until the mixture is smooth
  2. Add ice and crush it on low speed
  3. Garnish with dark chocolate, if desired






Enjoy this recipe (and the maca sale) and make sure to share it with everyone you know, using easy social share buttons around this post. Let’s make this world a healthier place one delicious drink at a time.

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