I'm pretty sure berries, chocolate and coconut were meant to be together! This smoothie proves it, and is just as delicious for breakfast, a sweet treat or an afternoon pick-me-up.
1.5 cups frozen mixed berries
400ml coconut milk
2 tbsp frozen coconut yoghurt
1 heaped tsp cacao powder
1 heaped tsp chocolate or vanilla protein powder
Maple syrup to taste
Here’s what you do…
1. Blitz all ingredients in your food processor, blender or Thermomix.
2. Pour into 2 glasses.
In smoothies I use unsweetened, natural coconut yoghurt. There are a number of brands now available in most health food stores and supermarkets. Simply pour your yoghurt into ice cube trays to freeze and have on hand for thick, creamy smoothies. One ice cube is usually the equivalent of 1 tbsp.
I prefer the Coco Quench brand of coconut milk best as it's dairy free and free from preservatives or added sugar - simply containing filtered water, coconut milk, brown rice and sea salt. In Australia you can find this brand with the UHT milks in the supermarket, or at www.theorganicbutler.com. If this brand isn't available where you live, then choose one with a similarly simple and short ingredient list.
I use plant-based protein powders as I can’t tolerate whey. Whichever type you choose, be sure it’s one made with real ingredients and no synthetics (unlike the ones generally sold for body building and found in sports nutrition/supplement type stores). I personally have used and like the ones by Prana On, Amazonia Raw and Nutra Organics, but there are plenty of great wholefood options out there.
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