Sunday, 14 February 2016

100% Healthy Chocolate Smoothie


A few days ago, I came up with an irresistibly tasty smoothie recipe that was both healthy and didn't taste as such. It was richly chocolatey, sweet and had a hint of banana flavour too. I made it again the next day, and the following day, and then the each day that arrived during the rest of the week. I really wanted to tell someone about it, and to have someone else share in my bewilderment, wondering how it could taste like a treat and contain only four very healthy ingredients. Then I remembered this blog, and it's small readership that would surely hear me out. So here I am. I present to you my 100% Healthy Chocolate Smoothie recipe. 


1 cup/250ml coconut or almond milk
1 very ripe banana
1 tablespoon cacao nibs 
1 heaped teaspoon cacao powder. 

This recipe is very flexible, you can add more milk to make it runnier, more banana to make it thicker, add in cherries or chia seeds if you want. If you don't have cacao nibs, you can still go for it and add in more cacao powder instead. Choose coconut milk for a milder taste or almond if you want a bit more of a nutty vibe. Cacao powder is not sweet as it is in a fairly "unedited" form, so therefore I would strongly advise you use very ripe bananas for sweetness purposes. 


Now onto health benefits. Coconut milk is rich in fibre and vitamins, amongst those, calcium and iron. As you'd expect, it's dairy free too. Almond milk is a good option for those with high cholesterol. It too boasts a wide array of vitamins. We all know that bananas contain potassium, which helps your body to function properly. They're also great for digestive purposes. Cacao nibs and cacao powder are antioxidants, help maintain a healthy heart and can boost your mood! Not to mention that they are literally what chocolate is made of, and so have a much stronger, but equally delicious flavour. 

The method is very simple; but all the ingredients in a blender and whizz away. Pour into a drinking vessel and enjoy. 


Let me know what your to-go smoothie recipe is! 

Love, Anna     

7 comments :

  1. you had me at chocolate and lost me at banana. looks absolutely amazing though! also, i miss you!!

    xx, rn

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    1. Thank you! I miss you too! The blogging world will always be close to my heart. xx

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    2. yes yes! do you have an instagram or Facebook or something??

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    3. I have a snapchat if that will do?

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    4. yes, please! I am imrachelnicole. :)

      xx

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  2. This looks delish! I should try this haha

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    1. Thank you! It's pretty yummy alright (:

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