Blue-Banana Mocha Maca Smoothie

May 21, 2014
2 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

An icy morning smoothie packed with nutrients and antioxidants with a rich delicous flavor. Forget the coffee - start the day with a cool, healthy, filling smoothie! Makes a great breakfast when you are on the go. —denise | {wholly rooted}

What You'll Need
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 medjool dates, pitted, soaked
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 2 teaspoons soaked chia seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoons water or coconut milk
  1. First, soak your pitted dates in enough water to cover. Soak from 30 minutes to overnight, whichever is easiest for you.
  2. When you remove your soaked pitted dates from the water, save a few tablespoons of it and soak your chia seeds while you assemble and measure everything.
  3. Put your ingredients into a blender.
  4. Whiz on high until smooth.
  5. The last ingredient of coconut milk or water is to get the smoothie to a drinkable consistency, and how much may vary on how much water is in your dates and chia, etc. Just slowly add enough liquid to make it the consistency you like.
  6. This will make 2 smoothies, or one big pint size one just for you.

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2 Reviews

liz A. June 19, 2018
this came out to be a wonderfully luscious smoothie - but i think by the end i had added around 3/4c water - bit by bit - to give it a good consistency. it wouldn't blend otherwise...
kasia S. May 25, 2014
The flavor combination sounds absolutely fabulous, I will have to find all these goodies but looks worth it, thank you for posting!