Saturday, 29 October 2016

Hazelnut Chocolate Smoothie

How awesome is it that it's the weekend? I'm so happy to take it slow this Saturday morning with some Yogi Tea and calm music.

This smoothie. It kind of rocks. So creamy, so chocolatey, so decadent. It tastes like an unhealthy milkshake but it's really just filled with the good stuff. Mostly bananas, cacao and hazelnut butter. Which means healthy carbs, healthy fats and lots and lots of antioxidants. I prefer to use raw cacao powder which contains even more antioxidants than regular cocoa (but both works fine of course). And don't forget that pinch of some real, good quality, vanilla powder which always takes chocolate to the next level.

And of course you could use fresh bananas instead of frozen. But for this recipe I highly recommend them frozen because that will make the smoothie super creamy and thick. To freeze the bananas, I simply peel them and chop them into small pieces. Just don't try to freeze them with the peel on (been there, done that). When I find bananas for a really good price at the grocery store I usually buy a lot of them and freeze all the super ripe bananas I don't have time to finish. You can also use them for making banana ice cream (recipe here).

Happy weekend!

Hazelnut Chocolate Smoothie

Serves 1-2

2 frozen bananas
1 cup (2 dl) oat milk (or other plant milk)
1/2 cup (1 dl) cold water
1 tbsp hazelnut butter
Pinch of vanilla powder
1 1/2 tbsp raw cacao or regular cocoa powder
1 tbsp raw cacao nibs

Blend until smooth and pour into a glass. Top with some more cacao nibs if you want. Enjoy!

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