Choc-Ban-Chunky Smoothie

When it comes to food, I’m not much for writing long, detailed intros telling you about the ingredients, how the sky is blue, the grass is green or explaining why I created this recipe. I prefer to just get down to business. No mucking around (am I doing that now?). It’s food after all and if you’re like me, nothing stands in the way of me and my next meal. Give it to me and give it to me now is the attitude I generally have when it comes to delicious and nutritious food and if you get in my way, i’ll take you down. Hard.

I really felt like a chocolate thickshake today (sans the dairy and rubbish that is in most chocolate thickshakes) so I made one and thankfully I wrote the recipe down, which I don’t often do. Most of the time when I cook or prepare something, I’ll whack in a little bit of this, some of that, a teaspoon of that and then finish it, taste it, and go oh hell yes, that is good… and then go, ohhhhh crap, I haven’t written it down! Anna, you idiot.

This smoothie recipe is quite similar to my Chocolate Mousse Tart recipe. If you haven’t already made those bad boys, you should. They’re delicious!

Enjoy!

Smoothie Ingredients

1/2 avocado

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

2 frozen bananas

1 – 2 cups of spinach

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp maca powder (optional)

3 tbsp raw cacao powder

5 ice cubes

Pinch of celtic sea salt

 

Chocolate Sauce (optional)

1 tbsp raw cacao powder

1 tsp water

1 tsp maple syrup

 

Topping Suggestions

Buckwheat kernels

Raw cacao nibs

Goji berries

Crushed nuts

Banana (I put these at these at the bottom of the glass so when I finish my smoothie, they’re waiting there to be eaten in all their chocolate covered glory)

 

NB: If you’re a protein junkie, then add a scoop of your favourite raw vegan protein powder.

 

Method

1. Whisk all chocolate sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

2. Add all smoothie ingredients to a high-powered blender and mix.

3. Pour chocolate sauce around the edge of the glass, add smoothie and then top with your chosen toppings.

 

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