Find yourself looking for an extra energy boost in the morning?  Try substituting your morning coffee with this raw, vegan, healthy alternative! Maca has become quite popular lately because of its amazing ability to enhance energy, athletic performance, memory, stamina and fertility.

Plus, Maca is AMAZING for skin health.

For this recipe I love using Brazil Nut Mylk because of its creamy smooth ‘mylky’ consistency. However, if you can’t find brazil nuts, almond milk will also make a great base for this recipe.

Brazil nuts are very high in Vitamin E, Selenium, Magnesium, and many amazing properties, including Oleic Acid, that help to lower cholesterol.

If would like to make your own homemade brazil nut mylk, simply soak 2 cups of Brazil nuts in water for 2-3 hours (or overnight), rinse, and then put in blender with 4 cups water and a dash of vanilla bean powder. You’ll probably want to run this mylk through a nut milk bag or strainer to get the creamy, smooth consistency.

Cocao Maca Cream ‘Mylk’ Shake Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups Brazil Nut Milk (or almond milk)
  • 1 tbsp Cocao Powder (or Carob Powder if you prefer)
  • 2 Dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp Maca Root Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Powder
  • 1 tsp Lacuma Powder (opt.)
  • 2 Ice-cubes
  • Pinch of Real Sea Salt


  • Blend all ingredients in high speed blender until smooth
  • Enjoy!

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Krystal Vrba

Co-Founder & Whole Food Nutrition Coach at Refresh Natural Health
Krystal Vrba is a Whole-Food Nutrition Coach co-founder of Refresh Natural Health. She is the creator of the 3-Day Glowing Skin Diet and the 14-Day Liver Reset Program. After spending years battling her own health challenges, including multiple autoimmune diseases and chronic fatigue, Krystal works with clients and develops programs to make healthy living easy and fun. Please visit for more information on Krystal and her healing journey.