You can’t go wrong with a smoothie bowl that tastes like dessert, especially one like this Chocolate Hazelnut Maca Smoothie Bowl, packed with nutrient-dense superfoods!
This banana-based smoothie bowl contains two of our favorite superfood powders: maca and lucuma. They both lend well to rich, chocolate-y bases.
Maca, with a relatively nutty, earthy taste, comes from Peru. Maca is known to improve energy. It’s extremely nutritious and a great source of vitamin C, copper, and surprisingly (for a plant), protein.
Lucuma is the second secret ingredient in this Chocolate Hazelnut Maca Smoothie Bowl. Lucuma is fruit also native to Peru that’s slightly sweet and tastes somewhat like squash (in our opinion). When we traveled to Peru a few years ago, nearly every menu contained at least one dessert made with lucuma, and we can assure you they were all delicious! We started using lucuma powder a few years ago as a low GI sweetener; although it can’t really replace the sweetness of sugar in cookies or other baked goods, it’s a great addition to something like a smoothie, which only needs a touch of sweetener, if any at all. Like maca, it also packs important vitamins and minerals, so you really can’t go wrong.
If you ever have any questions about cooking and blending with superfood powders, leave your questions below! And for more smoothie inspo, see here for several of our favorite blends.Print
This nutrient-dense smoothie bowl is made with two of our favorite “superfoods”: maca and lucuma powder!
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1 1/2 tsp maca powder
- 1 tbsp lucuma powder
- 2 tbsp chocolate hazelnut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla powder (optional)
- 1/3 cup nut milk of choice
- Pinch of salt
- Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. You may have to scrape the sides down a few times to fully incorporate all ingredients.
- Top with fresh fruit, chopped nuts, granola, etc.
Maca and lucuma are widely available at most specialty food stores, as well as a number of online retailers (including Amazon!).