I’m currently sipping on this delicious black forest smoothie.
Black forest is probably my favourite type of chocolate and when I came across this recipe I knew I had to try it.
The only stickler was that it included cacao powder which I had never been a fan of.
On one of my most recent trips to the supermarket (I tend to be one of those people who visits the supermarket several times a week), I came across this Nature’s Way Super Cacao Powder.
Certified organic, this raw cacao powder is choc-a-block (see what I did there 😉 ) full of antioxidants, magnesium and iron. But the best part is the taste. It has a decadent dark chocolate flavour but without the bitterness. It’s definitely changed my view of cacao and I’m keen to try some more recipes using this superfood.
Here are a few facts about cacao.
– Natural unprocessed alternative to chocolate
– Native to the tropical areas of South America
– Includes high levels of antioxidants to help fight free radicals
– Contains one of the most concentrated forms of magnesium found in nature to support heart health, build muscle and bones and assist with cramps
– Promotes good mood and energy with feel-good molecules and amino acids
– Source of calcium, iron, fibre and protein
Now onto the recipe.
If you’re after something that is super nutritious but tastes completely indulgent this recipe is for you.
Black Forest Smoothie
Recipe adapted from Anji B Found here
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup frozen pitted cherries
1/3 cup pitted dates (remove pits)
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
2 tsps Nature’s Way Super Cacao Powder
Water to blend
1. Blend all ingredients in blender until you achieved the desired consistency. Add water if smoothie is too thick.
1. Freeze the bananas or add ice cubes to make the smoothie colder.
2. If you don’t have vanilla almond milk on hand you can use 1/2 cup almond milk and 2 tsps of vanilla to achieve similar taste.
Question of the day
1. What’s your favourite juice or smoothie of the moment?