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:
- Jelly Tots chocolate cake
- vegan chocolate silken tofu pudding
- vegan choco ringo nutto bars
- raw chilli coconut chocolate
- raw vegan brownies
- raw vegan chocolate peanut butter fudge
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.
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.
- 1 banana
- 1 handful of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 handful of cashews
- 1 tbsp cacao
- Alpro Coconut Drink
- 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.
- Blend and serve.