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Paleo SunButter Maca Smoothie

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This Paleo SunButter Maca Smoothie recipe and the accompanying post are sponsored by SunButter®! All opinions and experiences are my own.

Simple, thick, and creamy, this SunButter Maca Smoothie needs only 5 ingredients — and one of those ingredients will probably surprise you. It’s cauliflower!

But don’t let that scare you away from this smoothie. I guarantee you won’t taste the cauliflower — instead, you’ll be sipping on a slightly sweet SunButter-flavored treat.

Two SunButter maca smoothies in tall glasses

Why use cauliflower for smoothies

Yeah, you read that right — this recipe features frozen cauliflower florets to create thickness and bulk in the smoothie.

In many smoothie recipes, that role gets played thanks to bananas (frozen or fresh). While I enjoy the heck out of a banana-based paleo smoothie every once in a while, I also find myself getting bored of the unavoidable banana flavor that permeates any smoothie it touches.

Enter mildly-flavored veggies like zucchini, avocado, and cauliflower. They can step in to play the same role as bananas in smoothies without overwhelming the flavor (as long as you’ve got other ingredients taking the reigns).

Plus, you’re creating a much more nutrient-dense smoothie by adding in veggies to your liquid treat!

I highly suggest using frozen cauliflower for this recipe. It should be pretty easy to find frozen cauliflower in the frozen section of most grocery stores. But if not, you can buy fresh cauliflower, roughly chop it, and flash freeze it yourself.

Why frozen? You won’t need to use ice, which I prefer because my paleo smoothie won’t be “watered down” while it melts. And smoothies are best when they’re chilled!

Closeup of a smoothie with a yellow striped paper straw

Save on SunButter

Obviously, an important component of this paleo smoothie is my favorite sunflower seed butter brand, SunButter!

And since I’m working with SunButter, they’ve given me a special coupon to pass along to you.

Click here to download a printable coupon for $1 off

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SunButter Maca Smoothie

  • Author: Chelsea at DoYouEvenPaleo.net
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American


Creamy and simple, this nut free smoothie makes a perfect summer treat thanks to SunButter!




  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on medium-high for about 3 minutes, until completely smooth. Serve cold.

Keywords: SunButter maca smoothie



I'm Chelsea, the author behind Chelsea Joy Eats! I believe life should be full of flavor. I enjoy creating recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. When not experimenting in the kitchen, I usually have a camera, barbell, or mug of coffee in hand. My posts may include affiliate links, which means if you click through a purchase something, I make a small commission at no cost to you. It helps me fuel my coffee habit and pay rent!

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