Maca – “You’re Maca-ing Me Crazy!”

Note: I try to use “maca” a couple times throughout this post (prime example: the title) and it really doesnt work or make sense but just go with it…

About 4 months ago, if you would have asked me what maca was, I would have probably said, “What the maca are you talking about?!”… Now, I have it in my smoothie every morning before my workout.  I love it!

Maca is an energizing superfood that is considered to be “The Fountain of Youth” amongst Peruvian natives for centuries.


It gives you a boost of energy and an increase in mental focus!  It supplies iron and helps to restore red blood cells.  Maca keeps your bones and teeth healthy, and can help to keep your skin clear!  It can also relieve menstrual cramps and help with menopause.  It is rich in Vitamin C, B and E.  These are just a few of its many benefits!

So, I am bringing you a quick smoothie recipe inspired by a smoothie from my smoothie place that’s around the corner from me… where I first discovered maca.  So I bring to you, the “Wake Me Up Before You Go – Go Smoothie”!


 Ingredients: 1 cup Almond Milk, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 tsp Maca, 2 Dates (pitted), 1 Shot of Espresso


Maj Side Note: I am ALSO obsessed with dates.  I have them in my smoothie every morning too.  I am currently having a little bit of a panic attack because my date lady at the Farmers Market won’t be back until the new harvest in October.  Which means I am DATE – less… DATELESS… no not like that… that’s a whole other story… I mean I am DATELESS for the dates that I can’t live without… my Extra Fancy Medjool Dates!!  (Oh gosh, wow, I am so LA right now.  I kinda feel sick about it.)


Be sure you pit the dates before adding them to the blender!


Brew a shot of espresso and then let cool before pouring into blender.  You can do the “MACArena” while you are waiting… Heeeeeyyy, MACArena!


Blend away!!  Add ice or more frozen banana if you like a thicker consistency.

I just added ice cubes at the end to make it cold!  Kinda like an iced coffee!



NOTE: Some people react differently to Maca.  My friend at the gym is very sensitive to it!  Be sure to test it out and read about the side effects.  Don’t eat if you are pregnant.

NOTE:  It is named “Wake Me Up Before You Go – Go” because the espresso and the maca together will make you do just that!


  1. Love it in my Arbonne shake! Having a LOVE affair with dates too!! I have them as a little snack to satisfy my sweet tooth in the afternoon!! Y.U.M!!!!!

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