Cacao Kick-Start Green Monster {Green Monster Series}


Do you sometimes wake up wanting chocolate for breakfast? Me too. No shame in that.

Especially now in the winter months – the winter months in Scotland – when I want a smoothie for breakfast that will have the same filling, warming effect as a bowl of piping hot porridge, I make my green monster extra thick so it’s like a milkshake. Cacao makes it wonderfully comforting. Frozen bananas tend to make your smoothies creamy but also cold, so add warm water to counter their effect. 

 


Oh and serve it in a mug. It makes me feel like it’s Christmas morning and I’m having hot chocolate. (I didn’t do it when I shot the picture. But I wish I had. I always do now when I make this smoothie.)

Serves 1

2 tsp maca powder
2 tsp lucuma powder
2 tbsp cacao nibs
a small handful of raw cashews, soaked overnight
a handful of kale
1/2 tsp powdered stevia
about 250ml (1 cup) warm water
1 frozen banana
2 tsp coconut oil (optional)

Blend all at high speed till utterly, sumptuously smooth. Curl up on the sofa and sip joyfully, preferably with a cat on your lap.


Need more green monster inspiration? More on the series {here}


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