Smoothie Saturday #1 - Berry Almond Cacao
A few weeks ago - I shared with you my newest "gadget" find - well it's more of a small appliance really - The "NutriBullet"!
Today is the first "Smoothie Saturday" where I will share one of my smoothie creations.
In this recipe I included the "cacao" bean.
The raw organic cacao bean is full of antioxidants like: magnesium, vitamin C and chromium. This is the bean that when roasted and ground down becomes cocoa and then chocolate, however the raw bean is the healthiest form of Cacao.
Berry Almond Cacao Smoothie
1/4 cup almonds
1 tablespoon flax seeds
6 raw cocoa beans (organic peeled cacao beans)
1/2 banana (or 1 nectarine)
6 strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1/3 cup raspberries
1 scoop of chocolate whey powder
1/2 cup zucchini (shredded)
1/2 cup kefir
1/2 cup water
Begin with the smaller "NutriBullet" container and use the "nut & seed" blade to blend & chop the almonds, flax seeds and cacao beans (see before & after pictures below). Now place the remaining ingredients into the larger "NutriBullet" container and use the "smoothie" blade. Blend for about 30 seconds and then open and add the finely ground seed/nut from the first step and blend for another few seconds.
Pour into a glass and Enjoy!
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