Thursday, April 2, 2015

CHOC MINT SMOOTHIE




It's official choc-mint smoothie for the WIN! I think I'm addicted to these. And they're dairy-free, and refined sugar free. So they're healthy and delicious - what not to love?!

The flax helps the smoothie thicken and has fiber which is great for your digestive system. Plus the green veggies are great for vitamins and anti-oxidants. The avocado makes it silky smooth and you won't even taste it- PROMISE! 

I love to have this in the morning for breakfast - its filling enough to keep me going till lunch plus it tastes like pudding...who doesn't want dessert for breakfast?
I may have even had it for supper and for a snack... not all on the same day, but you get the idea - anytime is great for this smoothie!
 
RECIPE
2 tablespoons flax seeds (preferably soaked in water for a few hours)
125ml or half of whatever glass you're using of water
1 banana
A quarter of an avocado
1-2 zucchini OR 1 small piece of raw broccoli OR 2 large spinach leaves (I sometimes add all three)
1 heaped tablespoon of cacao or cocoa powder (more if you like it very chocolate-ty like me)
3 or 4 fresh mint leaves (can be left out)
2 drops organic peppermint essential oil
2 blocks of 70% or 85% Dark chocolate for extra chocolate Crunch OR cacao nibs (add at the very end)

METHOD
Place your flax seeds in the blender with some water and pulse a few times then leave it to sit and swell for 15 + minutes. 
Place everything except the dark chocolate/cacao nibs to the blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into 1 large glass or two medium glasses
Coarsely chop up your chocolate and stir through the smoothie

Enjoy

Let me know what you think




1 comment:

  1. I love this. It's just packed with whole some ingredients, no chemicals or preservatives. I think people who want to stay healthy should eat organic and natural food rather than taking pills or processed food.

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