Is there any more perfect trifecta than nuts, chocolate and coconut?? I must admit, I crave this combo on a regular basis. This smoothie satisfies those cravings while providing beneficial electrolytes, B vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids, and a healthy dose of protein and fiber. Because it is rich, and really, more of a dessert, I have made the portion size a bit smaller than the standard smoothie. Think those old fashioned juice glasses of your grandmother’s.
It’s Friday, so that means it’s clear-out-the-leftover-produce-from-the-fridge day. I typically shop for groceries on Sunday so by the time Friday rolls around, the produce is starting to wilt, droop and soften, making it a perfect opportunity to get creative and make a new breakfast smoothie so the wilting fruits and veggies don’t go to waste. Put your produce to good use with this amazing smoothie!
The beauty of making homemade almond milk is not only do you get a smooth, creamy dairy-free milk, but you also get almond PULP. The Breville Fountain Crush pushes the pulp out in a nice crumbly consistency making it a perfect base for a Smart Sweet. Get the recipe for these Chocolate-Almond Crunch Cookies.
I used to be a huge cereal fan in college because it was so easy to scarf down before heading out the door. And I thought I was eating the “healthy” ones because that’s what the box said! Once I learned that most are full of processed ingredients that I can’t even pronounce I stopped eating cereal and started drinking more juices and smoothies in the morning. Well sometimes I want to switch it up, and to be honest I miss the simplicity of cereal! Thank goodness for chia seeds, because now they help me get my cereal fix while loading up on this mini superfood that leaves me full all morning.
I was inspired to create this recipe when I needed to find a “healthy sweet treat”. I find it is better to create healthy alternatives of the foods you love most, rather then giving them up completely. I love this recipe because not only does it satisfy my craving for sweets, but with the cacao powder and almond butter you are able to get an anti-oxidant and protein fix, plus no added sugar makes it a perfect desert. Since it is quite rich you will only need a small amount and can keep that overeating at bay.