24 June 2015
Cacao Chai Smoothie - A Quick Breakfast
This morning we made this dairy-free chocolate flavoured smoothie using almond and coconut milk.
Raw Cacao and Flax Seed Breakfast Smoothie
The almond butter, banana and flax seed give the smoothie body and good sources of protein and natural carbohydrates.
I flavoured it with cacao powder and our chai masala mix for a warming cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. This gave it a light chocolatey taste and hints of spice.
The maca powder was there, so why not chuck that in as well for extra goodness.
As for the sweetener, we used a little maple syrup, but you could use honey. I prefer not to use agave because it is very high in fructose, so I find it overly sweet. Agave is, also, much more processed than I choose normally as sweetener, and it's best to let the bananas do the sweetening work.
It was great – not too sweet and with that hint of chocolate anyone (of any age) would love it.
Ingredients for Raw Cacao Breakfast Smoothie
Cacao chai smoothie
75ml almond milk
100ml coconut milk
1 chopped banana
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tsp chai masala spices (don't overdo this as it can become too spiced very easily)
2 tsp cacao powder
1 tsp maca powder (optional)
1½ tsp maple syrup or honey
Simple combine all the ingredients into a blender. Whizz until smooth, then enjoy.