Hazelnut and Cacao Banana Smoothie

Just a quick recipe that was too good not to share. This makes the perfect icy cold treat for those summer afternoons when you need something refreshing but also just a bit wholesome.

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Whats good about it: cacao is a raw form of cocoa powder, it has really high levels of antioxidants and like cocoa it contains a small amount of caffeine which means its great to include in your afternoon pick me up. Hazelnuts are a good source of fibre, folate, vitamin E and monounsaturated fats, plus they provide an extra boost of protein that you may be needing to get you through to the evening meal.

Hazelnut and Cacao Banana Smoothie
 
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Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 1 large banana, frozen
  • 1 large handful ice
  • 2 tbsp hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao or quality cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp stevia or sweetener of choice (add to taste)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup Almond or soy milk
  • granola and extra hazelnuts to serve (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add extra sweetener or milk if needed.
  3. pour into your favourite glass or jar and top with granola/nuts if desired
  4. enjoy

 

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