This chocolate protein maca bowl is one of my favorite smoothie bowl recipes. I usually don’t order smoothies when I’m out running errands because I know I can easily make them at home. However, a few months ago I decided to try a chocolate smoothie from Whole Foods made with banana, maca powder, cacao powder, chia seeds, collagen, almond milk, and peanut butter. It was SO good. I decided I needed to make my own version at home!
When I first went to make this smoothie bowl at home I was nervous that I didn’t have any maca powder on hand because I don’t routinely use it in any of my recipes. I ended up finding it hiding in the back of my pantry.
Maca root powder is considered an adaptogen and is rich in antioxidants. It enhances energy, memory, and mood. It’s also a good source of protein, fiber, and vitamins. Maca has a slightly sweet flavor and goes well with other sweet foods— like oatmeal and smoothies. It doesn’t give smoothies the prettiest color, but it sure does make them tasty!
Even though I was trying to recreate the smoothie from Whole Foods, I wanted put my own twist on it! Smoothie bowls at home are always so much fun because the toppings and ingredients are endless. I added peanut butter and cacao powder to my smoothie as well because chocolate and peanut butter make the BEST combo- in my opinion 🙂
Whey protein is optional in this smoothie bowl. I usually enjoy smoothie bowls after I workout that’s why I included it in the recipe. Feel free to omit the protein or add a dairy free protein instead if you’re dairy free! In this recipe I used a chocolate whey protein. My tow favorite chocolate proteins are Pescience Chocolate Cupcake and Orgain Creamy Chocolate Fudge.
Let me know if you try this chocolate maca smoothie bowl. It’s packed with so many health benefits and makes for the perfect for post- workout recovery! Tag me on Instagram @becksliveshealthy if you give it a try! Hope you enjoy!
Chocolate Protein Maca Smoothie Bowl
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 2 TSP maca powder
- 1 TBSP cacao powder
- 1 TBSP creamy peanut butter
- 1 scoop collagen (optional)
- 1 TBSP chocolate protein (optional)
- Enough almond milk to blend
- chocolate granola
- cacao nibs
- banana slices
- Add all of the above ingredients into a blender or Vitamix and blend!
- Pour into a bowl and top with suggested toppings. Enjoy!
This chocolate smoothie bowl is such a tasty treat. You won't even notice that it's loaded with so many health benefits and makes for the perfect for post- workout recovery meal!