This is my go-to smoothie! If I’m going to have a smoothie, $10 says it’s going to be this one! I love having this for breakfast as it keeps me full and makes me energised for the day but still leaves me feeling light.
It’s filled with benefits of cacao & spinach, and i make mine with coconut water which packs in some electrolytes for hydration. The best thing? It tastes like a chocolate milkshake or thickshake if you keep it thick like I do.
Raw cacao is higher in antioxidants than acai, spinach & blueberries.
– a source of protein, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, calcium, vitamin c & b vitamins.
– can improve energy levels, mental wellbeing, digestion, blood circulation & cardiovascular function.
did you know? apparently adding dairy-milk to cacao deminishes the health benefits so always use a dairy free alternative such as almond, rice, oat or soy milk.
baby spinach is high in vitamin k & a, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron and copper and a source of b vitamins, vitamin c & e, calcium, fiber, zinc, protein & omega 3
– it’s loaded with flavonoids which protect the body from free-radicles preventing disease
– believed to contain anti-inflammatory properties
– good for eye & brain health
2 – 3 frozen, ripe bananas
1 handful of spinach
250ml coconut water (can sub for water or dairy-free milk)
2 heaped tsp cacao power
dash of cinnamon
1 tsp nut butter
1/2 tsp maca powder
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp blackstrap molasses (major source of iron!)
– add all the ingredients to a blender except the bananas.
I use a stick blender so I add individual broken pieces of banana and blend each one as i go. You may need to add more coconut water or liquid to achieve your desired consistency.
I love to serve mine in a bowl with some toppings eg. sliced banana or other fruits, granola, nuts, seeds, peanut butter, cacao nibs or coconut shreds.
I don’t add peanut butter to the smoothie, I love adding blobs on top and then when you stir it up and eat it out the bowl you get surprise peanut butter chunks! It’s sooo good!