We often have smoothies for either breakfast or morning tea – they’re great for energy, and a quick way to fill up hungry tummies. We don’t use milk, just nuts and seeds with water to make nut milk, plus either fruit and ice, or chocolate or carob powder. The kids asked for a chocolate milkshake this morning, so here’s my healthy version.
Chocolate (or Carob) Almond Smoothie
80g raw almonds
20 – 30g of seeds pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, linseeds or chia seeds (optional)
80 – 100g of dates (depends on how sweet you like it)
5 large handfuls of ice cubes
600 – 800g water
30g raw cacao or carob powder
1. Add almonds and seeds into your Thermomix, grind for 10 seconds/ speed 9.
2. Add dates, grind again on 10 seconds/ speed 9.
3. Add ice and grind 10 seconds/ speed 9.
4. Add in water, cacao powder (or carob) blend 60 seconds/ speed 9.
For a chocolate ‘green’ smoothie, add in a couple hand fulls of spinach, butter lettuce or avocado.
For a chocolate banana smoothie, add in frozen bananas in place of ice, no other sweetener needed!