Thursday, 15 May 2014

The Ultimate (Heathly) Choc, Nut Smoothie

Okay, okay. Vegetable ingredients. Health fad alert. I know what you're thinking. Honestly though, give this a chance and you won't regret it (hopefully).

I have always been a light eater when it comes to breakfast and this smoothie tastes awesome! So without further ado; my favourite healthy breakfast smoothie!

Chocolate Nut Smoothie:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 large avocado
  • 1 handful of baby spinach
  • 1 heaped teaspoon almond paste (you can use any nut paste/butter you like)
  • 3-4 teaspoons coco powder
  • 1-2 drops of vanilla essence
  • 1 cup of the milk of your choice (adjust this to how thick you like it!)
  • OPTIONAL agave syrup or honey to sweeten

  1. Place banana, avocado, baby spinach, almond paste and coco powder and vanilla essence in bowl and blend until smooth (You could definitely use a blender if your are lucky enough to have one. Unfortunately all we have is a bar mix but I shouldn't complain because it does do the job)
  2. Add in the milk (and agave syrup/honey)
  3. Blend everything together
  4. Place in cute jar and drink with a cute straw (this is absolutely necessary)!

 My tips:
  •  If you like your drinks cold, you can freeze your bananas overnight before blending them!

  •  If you don't feel like a smoothie just don't add any milk! Your mixture will come out much more like a chocolate mousse. If you want to turn it into a "mousse" you could add more avocado and, when it's mixed, set it in the fridge for an hour or two and it turns out very nicely!

  • I would only add agave or honey if the banana was seriously under ripe. Otherwise the natural sugars are usually enough!

  • If you decide use a regular kraft peanut butter or some similar nut butter with added sugar you probably won't need to add any sweetener. I prefer the pure nut version as it makes me feel like a healthy person but I have also tried a normal peanut butter in there and I can't deny it is scrumptious!

P.S. Read here if you would like to find out where i sourced the jar, milk bottle and straws!

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