choc shake

I have a confession to make. I don’t normally eat breakfast. I’m just not hungry, so around 10 am I make a local egg frittata and then around 3 pm I make this chocolate smoothie recipe. Yes, I love it so much that I make this raw chocolate smoothie or another healthy smoothie recipes nearly everyday.

It’s so healthy, I don’t feel an ounce of guilt for this sweet treat. And it never gets old. Here’s my take on a raw and super healthful milkshake.

I’m a big fan of making healthy smoothie recipes with Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Powder but there’s a number of other brands on the market. Raw cacao is beneficial because of its antioxidant amp. It has flavonoids, a powerful antioxidant compound that’s especially potent in cacao beans. In fact, it has a higher antioxidant capacity than black tea, green tea, and red wine.

I use local, raw honey for sweetness and raw banana for extra sweetness and creaminess. Here’s the deal with your non-dairy milk source. If it’s going to be raw, you need to make it yourself. You can make your own coconut milk or your own nut milks. If you buy processed non-dairy milk, it’s not raw (I’m not advocating one side or the other here, just letting you know).

Raw Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

Serves 1

1 frozen banana, sliced
1/2 avocado, pitted, chopped
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp raw honey
1 cup raw almond milk

Method

1. Toss all ingredients in a blender and mix on high until smooth.

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