“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.”, Joanne Harris, Chocolat.
Choc to the System
This is a Chocolate Smoothie with a healthy twist. It is gluten-free, dairy free and egg free. The banana and the coconut water give it a sweet taste. You do have the option of adding rice malt syrup or honey if you have a sweet tooth.
This smoothie is jam packed with goodness. The pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and avocado add good healthy fats (EFA’s). The avocado gives the smoothie a creamy texture. Raw Cacao powder is the pure form of chocolate. Cacao contains fibre, iron, zinc, copper, calcium and magnesium. Cacao is high in sulfur which helps to build strong bones and nails. Another exciting piece of information about Cacao is that it contains a chemical called Anandamide or “Chocolate Amphetamine”. This neurotransmitter creates a feel good high sensation, another reason to purchase a bag.
Banana’s give the smoothie a sweet taste as does the coconut water. Both a nutrient dense and contain quality levels of potassium. Coconut water is high in natural electrolytes which make a great sport drink as opposed to sugar laden drinks on the market. It also contains Lauric Acid which helps boost your immune system and fight off infections.
1-2 heaped tablespoons Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds (soaked prior to consumption, minimum 4 hours)
2-3 heaped tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder
1 Medium Avocado
½ Banana or you can use 1 Banana
1 teaspoon Vanilla Powder
1 cup Coconut Water
Pinch Pink Himalayan Rock Salt
Optional add 1-2 teaspoons of Rice Malt Syrup or Honey (if you have a sweet tooth)
Pop in blender or smoothie maker, blitz until mixture is combined. Pour into a glass and add ice cubes.
Sip away to chocolate paradise.
Eat Real, Great Feel!