Recipe: Banana, Cacao, Cashew & Coconut Smoothie

Vegan banana blueberry cacao cashew coconut milk smoothie

I’d had rather an unhealthy lunch of a toasted tofu, Violife cheese, onion, sundried tomato, cucumber, srirarcha and salad cream sandwich which, thinking about it, probably isn’t that unhealthy but it was so gooey and delicious, at the time it seemed like the junkiest junk food ever. So junky I put a photo of it on the What Fat Vegans Eat Facebook page.

So, because of my unhealthy lunch and because my energy levels over the last few days have been zero, I thought I’d give my body a boost and put something healthy into it and that something healthy was this banana, blueberry, cacao, cashew and coconut smoothie.

Although I use cacao quite often, such as in these recipes you can find elsewhere on my blog:

I’ve never used it in a smoothie before. I reckon this is because, subconsciously, I equate chocolate to sweets and therefore to junk and, as far as I’m concerned, although junk has its place, its place is not in a smoothie. But, as we’re always being told, cacao (or raw chocolate) is healthy and, not only is it healthy, it’s frequently given the status of being a superfood.

Cacao graphic

This smoothie was not only delicious but I could feel the goodness streaming through my bloodstream as I was drinking it, I kid you not. I used Alpro Coconut Drink (which I found in the Free From section in Tesco) but it would work just as well with any other soya/rice/almond/oat milk of your choice.

Recipe: Banana, Blueberry, Cacao, Cashew & Coconut Smoothie
Recipe Type: Smoothie
Cuisine: Vegan
Author: Cathy @ Planet Veggie
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 handful of cashews
  • 1 tbsp cacao
  • Alpro Coconut Drink
Instructions
  1. Put the banana, blueberries, cashews and cacao in a blending jug (or Nutribullet or whatever you use to blend things) and top up with the Alpro Coconut Drink.
  2. Blend and serve.

 

 

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3 comments

  1. This sounds delicious. I often use cacao in my smoothies and usually with banana, but never with blueberries too. Must give it a try. Thanks for sharing with We Should Cocoa.

  2. Oh goodness, I’m in a real muddle today. Got confused about this and thought it was an entry to We Should Cocoa, so I’m including it anyway. Hope that’s OK.

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