Saturday, September 1, 2012

Smoothie Saturday #1 - Berry Almond Cacao




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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9 comments:

  1. You know, I've often wondered if I should get a magic bullet and now I'm thinking yes nutri bullet it will be. Thanks for the recipe and tips.

    Aloha,
    Following ya now from Our Everyday Harvest's hop. If you're up for a bit of a ride I'd love for you to join me at localsugarhawaii.com where we're riding the wave of life one little adventure at a time.

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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  2. I might have to think about NutraBullet also (also following you from Our Everyday Harvest).... :D

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  3. Thanks Nicole & Andi -I'm glad that I could help.
    Following you back Nicole.
    (and I was already following andi)

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  4. I love smoothies! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I'll be pinning it to my pinterest board! Rebecca @ Soap Deli News Blog

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  5. This looks really yummy! I'll have to check out your post on the NutriBullet too, because I missed that one. =) Thanks for the recipe, and I can't wait to see more!
    ~Kim
    from Blogging Buddies
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  6. What a great breakfast treat!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  7. Wow, looking at the ingredients, this sounds so healthy! Sounds tasty, too. Thanks for linking up at A Humble Bumble! :)

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  8. Thanks for the recipe. It looks yummy,and it's healthy too. I'll have to try it sometime. I came across you from the Healthy Tuesday Blog Hop at a Humble Bumble. Feel free to check out my brand new website at http://www.fashionablysaving.wordpress.com I'm looking forward to checking out your website often. I'm learning to eat healthy on a budget, and I need all the help I can get.

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  9. Hi Angie,
    This looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/reeses-smore-brownies-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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