I’ve been loving cacao in my smoothies lately. Whether I’m tired or maybe had one too many glasses of wine the night before, it’s an instant pick me up when coffee (or matcha) aren’t doing the trick. While it doesn’t have berries or kale, it has enough boosters to make up for it. Coconut milk, banana & hempseed will give you major staying power to last you through even the most hectic of mornings. It’s incredibly nourishing (especially on grey, Winter days) and just happens to taste like a chocolate banana milkshake. Win/win?
Banana, Coconut & Cacao Smoothie with Hempseeds (serves 2) Gluten-free, Dairy-free
- 2 medium bananas (frozen)
- 4 ice cubes
- 2 tablespoons hempseeds
- 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
- 1/2-2/3 cup purified water
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup, optional
- coconut flakes, to top
In a blender, add all ingredients and blend on high until smooth & thick. Add as much or as little water as you'd like depending on your preference of consistency. If your bananas aren't frozen, you might want to add more ice cubes. Once blended, separate between two glasses and top with coconut flakes, hempseed & more cacao nibs.
*Feel free to sub in almond milk or your normal "milk substitute" in place of water + coconut milk.