Almond milk and cacao powder create a delicious dessert-like drink that is filling enough for a breakfast on the go.
It’s unbelievable that we associate eating chocolate with something forbidden and naughty. Actually, this is just a misunderstanding of the difference between a standard candy bar you and chocolate (cacao) in its natural form.
Chocolate, otherwise known as cacao, is actually a superfood, which is full of anti-oxidants and therefore is good for you!
When I made this discovery, I was elated. Chocolate was always my one weakness.
My chocolate addiction still prevails today, however, I get my daily dosage through a natural source of chocolate. I regularly make chocolate smoothies and am always stocked up with a large jar of cacao powder!
Cacao powder will of course be more bitter, but there are natural sweeteners like medjool dates, raw honey, coconut sugar, stevia and maple syrup that cut through the bitterness and create a sweetly satisfying chocolate drink.
I highly recommend going for the natural stuff – your hips will thank you!
- ½ pint almond milk
- 1 medjool date or more according to your taste
- 1 banana optional frozen for more bulk
- 1 TBSP Cacao powder
- ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
- Blend all ingredients.
Stephanie Kazolides is the author of angel's belly; a food, health and lifestyle blog aimed at inspiring and educating others about eating for nourishment and living in balance. She is currently studying Naturopathic Nutrition in London and is launching health retreats in the South of Spain this October where she aims to bring a fun and unforgettable yet educational experience to young adults looking to improve their lives forever by re-connecting the dots between mind, body and spirit (in the non-hippy-dippy kind of way)! She is also a yoga enthusiast with a great love for travel, culture & photography!