I’m a huge chocolate lover. In terms of any dessert, if I have a choice between chocolate, vanilla, caramel…you name it, it’s always going to be chocolate for me. Most of the ‘mainstream’ chocolate that’s out there is completely refined and processed, made with lots of sugar and milk products.
This smoothie does not lack that rich, chocolatey flavour, but it’s definitely free of all the excess sugars and refinement. The stevia that is used provides a natural, plant-based sweetener that doesn’t raise any blood sugar levels. Another special ingredient used in this smoothie is raw cacao nibs. Raw cacao is chocolate in it’s most purest and rawest form. It’s super bitter, so a little goes a long way. It’s filled with nutrients, as it’s a rich source of antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium and iron. Cacao is considered a superfood, since it’s so nutritionally dense. Many of the ingredients in this smoothie are actually immune-boosters, and every ingredient here is actually good for you in it’s own distinct way. So instead of opting for that high in fat, high in sugar chocolate milkshake, make your own chocolate smoothie!
- 1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
- 4-5 frozen strawberries
- 1/2 teaspoon maca powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cocao powder
- 1 teaspoon raw cacao nibs
- 1.5 teaspoons coconut oil
- 4-5 drops stevia
- Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes. Ready to serve!
* You can substitute with other nut milks of choice