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Smoothies, amirite? Like, do I want a green smoothie, a veggie smoothie, a fruity smoothie, or a chocolate smoothie?
I’m sorry, but that is the most first-world hipster problem I’ve ever encountered.
Nevertheless, I’m a total brat and I face this “dilemma” every day that I make myself a smoothie. But I’m an adventurous girl. So I have no fear in mixing things up. Fruits and veggies! Fruits and greens! Fruits and chocolate! … veggies and chocolate?
Well, maybe one day. But in the meantime, here’s a fruity chocolate creation. This is my first time using Macca powder, which I’ll admit can be a bit pricey. My recommendation for anyone who wants to try Macca is to buy it at a bulk store. Don’t bother with health food stores where so-called superfoods are super-friggin’-expensive and It’s great for giving a smoothie a great smooth, chocolatey taste (and bonus, you can cut down on cocoa powder).
This smoothie tasted like dessert, but because I put fruit in it I fooled myself into thinking I was eating something fresh and fruity. Hah!
Chocolate berry super-shake, serves one
- 1 cup unsweetened almond (or other non-dairy) milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1-2 tbsp ripe avocado
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 tsp macca root powder
- 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
- Dash of ground cinnamon
- Dash of fine-grain sea salt
- 1 tbsp nut butter (optional — for protein/brotein!)
- Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.
- High-five yourself for drinking your fruits and your chocolate all at once.
I’ve been on a real sweets kick lately. Just wait until you see what I post later this week. Let’s just say, much like this shake, you’ll technically be getting your fruits in, but it’s still basically candy.