A Coconut Butter and Maca Steamer to Beat Away the Winter Blues

coconut butter and maca steamer

Wrap your hands around this mug of pure goodness made with maca powder, coconut butter, cinnamon, almond butter, and coconut milk to keep warm and nourished all winter long. Trust us, this coconut butter and maca steamer will become a regular bev in your go-to superfood latte recipes arsenal.

Maca powder, which comes from the South American maca root, is an adaptogen with noted energizing and health properties. Some studies have linked consumption of maca with higher libido, balanced hormones, osteoarthritis relief, and reduced rates of stress and anxiety. Maca has a butterscotch flavor that is highlighted in this coconut butter and maca steamer recipe.

Maca powder is blended with coconut butter to create a frothy tonic. Coconut butter, also called coconut manna, comes from ground-up coconut meat.

Coconut butter is a rich source of healthy fats, lauric acid, fiber, and trace vitamins and minerals including iron, vitamin C, and calcium. This butter possesses a sweet coconut flavor that tastes delicious blended with maca powder, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.

Another superfood ingredient, cinnamon adds blood sugar stabilizing properties and a subtly spicy flavor to this coconut butter and maca steamer. Almond butter, another source of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, makes the steamer extra creamy and frothy. If you don’t have any almond butter on hand, swap it for peanut butter or another healthy nut butter.

Cuddle up, grab a good book, and sip on this coconut butter and maca steamer for the coziest sip ever.

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Coconut Butter and Maca Steamer

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Ingredients

Serves 1
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Heat coconut milk over medium heat on a saucepan on the stove until hot, but not boiling.
  2. Pour warmed coconut milk into a high-speed blender with coconut butter, maca, almond butter, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  3. Securely close the lid and blend on high for 30 seconds, or until frothy and creamy.
  4. Pour into a mug, garnish with cinnamon, and enjoy!

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Kate Gavlick
Kate Gavlick

Kate is a Nutritionist with a Master's of Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and the blogger and photographer of Vegukate. Kate believes in nourishing the whole body with real, vibrant foods that feed the mind, body, soul, gut, and every single little cell. Her philosophy is simple when it comes to food and nourishment: cut the processed junk, listen to your body, eat by the seasons, eat plates and bowls filled with color, stress less, and enjoy every single bite. When she's not cooking in her too tiny Portland kitchen, Kate can be found perusing farmer's markets, doing barre classes, hiking, reading, and exploring.