It's incredible that healthy smoothie recipes can be so delicious. This warm, sweet and creamy drink made with raw chocolate is a nutrition bomb while low in sugar. It's all natural, high in alkaline minerals (like magnesium), antioxidants, omega 3 oils and fibre.)
Now that the days are getting shorter and snow is falling, I feel it's time for a real nice "hot chocolate" to warm up.
The smoothie is great plain - but the great thing about these healthy smoothie recipes is that you can make it as healthy as you like by adding more super foods to it to get an incredibly nutrient rich drink and you won't notice much in taste. This recipe is nutritious, warming and filling.
2 teaspoons of raw chocolate powder
1 tablespoon flax, chia or hemp seeds
1/2 teaspoon of liquid stevia (or to taste)
1 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 cups pure water
1 dropper liquid marine phytoplankton
1 teaspoon of raw carob powder
1/4 teaspoon of maca powder
1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla bean powder
pinch cayenne pepper
Put all ingredients in a high speed blender. Add enough pure water so that all ingredients are covered. Blend well.
Add enough water to get the right consistency.
Put the smoothie through a strainer to make a really creamy smoothie.
Super foods: The super foods are optional they are for extra packed nutrition - not for the taste or recipe. . I love to "hide" them in this drink. I often use all kinds and vary often like: chaga mushroom powder, bee pollen, pearl calcium, cat's claw, astragalus, liquid silica, E3 Live, probiotics and whatever else I have around. (if I have capsules I empty them in the smoothie and throw away the empty capsules)
Make it sweet: Add honey for taste and the stevia for sweetness and to keep the carbs low. This way you only need a tiny bit of sugar in your smoothie and still get a delicious sweet taste.
Stevia is a herb (also called honey herb) that is naturally 300 times sweeter than sugar, but has no calories. There are no stevia side effects. You can also just use a few leafs if you are lucky to have a plant. (stevia looks much like basil.)
Make it hot: The maca and cayenne are not only healthy, they warm you on cold days. You may also add warm water (up to 120 degrees F (45 C)). This won't destroy any enzymes but will give you a real warm drink. Another way to heat up your chocolate is to let the blender run for an extra minute.
Healthy fiber: By adding the fiber the healthy smoothie recipes are more filling and slow down the little amount of sugar that is in the smoothie. The fiber from flax, chia or hemp seed contains a vegan form of omega 3 fatty acids, an oil that most people are deficient in. Omega is good for your brains, keeps you warm in winter and is anti inflammatory.
Magnesium: Most people on a western diet are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is important for bone formation, for the absorption of calcium and for bowel movement. Raw chocolate is one of natures richest sources of this important alkaline mineral. Raw chocolate is also very high in anti-oxidants and many more important nutrients.
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