Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Raw Vegan Creamy Chocolate Energy Smoothie

Creamy Chocolate Energy Smoothie
One of my favorite afternoon pick-me-ups is my uber Creamy Chocolate Energy Smoothie.  It is a raw, vegan and gluten-free yummy healthy treat!  I make different variations of this simple, yet delicious and nutritious recipe, so if you would like to try it as is or alter it to your tastes, here it is:

Creamy Chocolate Energy Smoothie:
Makes 1 very large glassful (or 2 small glasses if you dare to share)

1 cup pure unsweetened coconut water
1 cored, unpeeled green delicious apple cut into chunks 

1 medjool date
1 1/2 frozen ripe bananas cut into chunks
1 Tbs fully rounded cacao powder (or cocoa)
*1 1/2 Tbs raw hemp heart seeds
1 cup ice

Put all ingredients into your vitamix/blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Due to climate and blender type, you may need to add more ice or water. 

Pour into a very large glass and enjoy!

*I use hemp heart seeds for the nutritional benefits, but they also add to the creamy part.  If you don't have any, then use 2 frozen bananas instead of 1 1/2 and that should work well. 


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