Maca Morning Glory Smoothie

maca-smoothie

This is the perfect mid morning pick me up smoothie!

 

On a grey day when everything just feels overwhelming, and you are in desperate need for something sweet. Well, on any day really ?

This Maca Smoothie creation came about a bit randomly, but I’m glad it did. I’ll definitely be having that again!

I wanted something filling, so I added half a tin of coconut milk to my usual base smoothie ingredients of celery and apple.

Pick good quality coconut milk for ,with a very high coconut content and as little bulking agents as possible (no citric acid or oodles of E’s or cellulose and stuff please, it really taints the flavour!)

The Maca powder gives it a slight caramel flavour which makes the drink so comforting and energizing.

It goes very well with the nutty sweetness of the buckwheat.

If you add the buckwheat groats to the blender without prior soaking then they get broken down pretty well, but the texture is not hundred percent smooth. More like fine soaked oats.

I really liked this, because the tiny buckwheat flakes bulked it up to a rich full bodied oaty yumminess. You can still see the tiny white flakes in the photos below.

maca smoothies

I was in fact so smitten by the funny colour and texture that I forgot to put my chlorella & spirulina powder in, hah.

Oh goodie – a green smoothie without the greens, well most greens, anyway ?

maca smoothie ingredients

Don’t worry, if you don’t have Maca powder.

I’m pretty sure the smoothie tastes perfectly lovely without. But if you do happen to have it flying about – try it out :-)

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Maca Morning Glory Smoothie
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 small apple (I used Braeburn)
  • 1 tbsp buckwheat groats
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • half a tin of organic coconut milk
  • ½ tsp Maca powder
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Soak the flax seeds (and buckwheat if you like) in 3 times as much water for 15 minutes or longer.
  2. Wash and chop the celery sticks and cut them into chunks that your blender can handle.
  3. Peel and quarter the apple and add to the blender.
  4. Add the flax seeds, buckwheat and the spices to the blender.
  5. Mix everything.
  6. For a smoother consistency you could grind the buckwheat groats beforehand.

buckwheat smoothie
    I shared this smoothie with Gluten free Fridays, Wellness Weekend, Healthy Vegan Fridays, Raw Foods Thursday, Allergy free Wednesdays and Tasty Traditions.

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    5 Comments

    • Mmmmm, maca! This recipe put maca on the shopping list! I can’t believe I hadn’t replaced it when I last ran out. And I’ve been soaking and spouting buckwheat too, so what a perfect recipe for me! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Raw Foods Thursdays. It’s my weekly excitement now to see what you’ve linked up! You’re my smoothie go-to girl!

    • Sandra

      Reply Reply April 25, 2013

      Thanks so soooo much Heather, how sweet of you to say that.

      It finds me at just the right time, where I’m feeling a bit disheartened with my blogging adventures… and even smoothie making ?

      Yesterday I had a moment of ‘real creativity’ and added polenta to my green smoothie – well, let’s just say, we’ll file it under “experience”, uhm…

      Good thing you mentioned soaking and sprouting the buckwheat – fantastic idea. This is something I’m not familiar with but really want to get into doing.

      What is your preferred buckwheat sprouting time?

    • This looks delicious! I would have never thought to put celery in a smoothie but it looks like the flavours work well! Definitely going to try this out soon. Thanks Sandra

      • Sandra

        Reply Reply April 25, 2013

        Yes, please do. You’d never know that there is celery in there. The super green juice in your latest post looks intriguing, too. I must say I have not dared to add kale to my juices yet. But that one sounds really good.
        Thanks for commenting Davida!

        • Mary Margaret Tuten

          Reply Reply August 21, 2013

          I need candida recipes

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