Tastes-Like-Cookie-Dough Lucuma Smoothie

June 2, 2013

This lucuma smoothie tastes like raw cookie dough and is sweet, creamy, and delicious. Maca, chia, and coconut water make this an awesome energy shake.

This lucuma smoothie tastes like raw cookie dough and comes from the Superfood Smoothies book by Julie Morris. This smoothie is sweet, creamy, and delicious, and is a fantastic superfood treat!

In the headnote for this lucuma smoothie Julie says, “Even though there’s no real cookie dough in this smoothie, it sure tastes like it! Caramel-like dates, rich and nutty pecans, and cacao nibs with their hint of chocolate blend perfectly with lucuma powder – which has a natural “cookie-like” flavor – making this smoothie all kinds of fabulous.”

As the face of Navitas Organics, Julie is an expert on incorporating superfoods into plant-based recipes. As a chef, recipe developer, and writer, Julie has worked in the natural food industry for over a decade. She is the presenter of the Navitas Organics TV Video Series and the author of Superfood Kitchen.

In Superfood Smoothies, Julie shares comprehensive information for adding superfoods to smoothies such as:

  • ingredients for bases for smoothies
  • thickeners for smoothies
  • sweeteners for smoothies
  • using frozen fruits and vegetables in smoothies
  • making chia gel and flavored ice cubes for smoothies
  • layering a smoothie in your blender
  • the difference between juices and smoothies
  • homemade nut and seed milk for smoothies and flavored ice
  • superfoods substitution cheat sheet for smoothies

Julie meticulously covers what she calls “The Super 15” top superfoods such as:

  • açai
  • algae (chlorella and spirulina)
  • cacao
  • camu
  • chia
  • flax
  • goji berries
  • hemp
  • maca
  • maqui
  • mulberries
  • pomegranate
  • sea buckthorn berries

as well as some other wonderful foods like lucuma powder which is used in this cookie dough smoothie.

For each superfood Julie shares the history, basic information, nutritional benefits, taste, ingredient pairings, substitutions, buying tips, and storage suggestions.

This book is an amazing guide to using superfoods in a fun, digestible way that inspires confidence. And let’s not forget the recipes! Oh my…

Some of my favorites include: Strawberry Chamomile Tea Smoothie, Carrot Cardamom, Lucuma Lime, Pineapple Watercress, Sweet Pea, Banana Fennel, Pistachio Cherry, Green Tea Goji, and Red Velvet Cake. There’s even a recipe for her green-smoothie-drinking dog, Fritz. You gotta love that. Julie’s gorgeous photography appears throughout the book too.

The smoothies are arranged with a benefit index: beauty, bone strength, cleanse/detox, heart health, immunity, low calorie, and protein, so you can make recipes that not only taste delicious and are fun to make, but specifically address the demands of your lifestyle.

Blend up this lucuma smoothie and drink you cookie dough!

*Probiotic Powder – I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt – I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.


Tastes-Like-Cookie-Dough Lucuma Smoothie

This lucuma smoothie tastes like raw cookie dough and is sweet, creamy, and delicious. Maca, chia, and coconut water make this an awesome energy shake.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 16 ounce glasses
Author Tess Masters



  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender (except the cacao nibs and coconut ice) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. 
  2. ​Add the cacao nibs and ice and blast again for 10 to 20 seconds until frosty.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Superfood Smoothies © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 18

  1. Hi Tess!
    This is so great!
    I actually bought Julie’s book a little over a week ago, just before my VitaMix came in!
    I LOVE them BOTH!
    I stocked up on a bunch of the superfoods she mentions and the info is amazing.
    (Just added CamiCamu & Chia to my smoothie this morning! 🙂


    1. Oh GREAT! Isn’t her book AMAZING? LOVE it. SO glad you are adding more superfoods to your diet and making your way through her delicious recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I came across this recipe several weeks ago and made it – it is FANTASTIC!! It is definitely a meal replacement smoothie. I wasn’t hungry for hours! So filling, nourishing, decadent and tasty! I adore Julie’s smoothies and have been drooling over her book for a long time. I will have a copy – maybe thru this giveaway – wink, wink!

    I love creating with superfoods. So much fun and so amazing for the body. Thanks for this offer and this recipe. XOXO

    1. I hope you win the book and the superfoods in the giveaway too! YOU would LOVE this book Kibby. RIGHT up your alley. Enjoy 🙂

  3. I made this smoothie last night for the very first time, I had my kids and my husband staring at my concoction. They are always curious when I prepare things with superfoods because they can’t understand how all those strange looking things can make things taste good and voila, a few minutes later, my power chocolate smoothie was a winner. I had to make each one a smoothie because nobody wanted to share. This recipe is defenitely a keeper!!! Great Job

  4. What a great looking smoothie! You’d never know it was so darn nutritious by looking at it. Lovely recipe!

  5. We made this earlier, taste fansastic and contains some really healthy raw superfoods! Look forward to seeing more, thanks for sharing :O)

  6. Am I right in working out this recipe is 660kcal!? It looks divine but seems very high calories, would it be suitable as a meal replacement?

    1. You are correct. This is a dessert-style smoothie and is high in calories, carbs, and sugars. I find it too sweet for a meal replacement. I share it with a friend as a sweet treat.

  7. Tried this smoothie with my kids this afternoon and loved it! Went to pin it though and was unable to due to an invalid URL image.

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