Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Healthy Smoothies - Raw Chocolate and Avocado

healthy smoothie
This is the last in my series of healthy smoothies, and it is a bit of a wild card. You may remember a little while ago I made a healthy chocolate mousse using raw cacao and avocado as the main ingredients. Well it was so delicious I thought I would modify the recipe for a smoothie. There are some fab health benefits with the ingredients too!

Raw Cacao enhances physical and mental well being, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, helps prevent against cancer and improves digestion! Please note this is RAW chocolate, I don't think your average bar of dairy milk would have the same effect.

Avocado's are one of my favourite foods. I add them as a side to lots of meals we have. They make me feel healthy! They are a fantastic source of healthy fats, they lower your cholesterol, they protect your eyes, they reduce blood pressure and on top of that they are great for your skin too!

Coconut Oil can reduce bad cholesterol and can be a cure for arthritis and joint pains. It is good for your heart and keeps your blood sugar level under check. It is also great for your skin!

Rice Milk is healthier for your heart than cows milk, and obviously is much better for those who are lactose intolerant!




healthy smoothie - cacao and avocado
Ingredients:
  • 2 tablebspoons raw cacao
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 cups rice milk
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
As usual, just whizz it all together in a blender.

Ok, I must admit, this one did not go down with everyone as well as the others have done. I think it is probably because the taste is so unusual, and if you are expecting to get a chocolate smoothie then you would be in for a shock! However, it is definitely still drinkable and considering the health benefits I would have this again. Maybe it could do with a few tweaks. Please let me know if you can make one that actually tastes as good as chocolate!

I hope you enjoyed my little smoothie series. Have you made any healthy smoothies that have turned out delicious recently?  If you missed any of my previous smoothie recipes, you can follow the links to them below.

healthy smoothie
Laura xXx

7 comments:

  1. You know, I would never in a million years imagine this - but I am definitely down to try anything once. Pinning this!
    emma▼deer

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    1. It's definitely a unique flavor. I think I need to work on it to make it more chocolatey though.

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  2. This is a very unusual combination. I am intrigued to try. :)

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  3. Just a quick question. Where did you get those beautiful jars from? Thanks!

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    1. They are from an etsy shop called Poppy and Pearl Co. I splashed out on them as they are a bit pricey, but totally worth it. :)

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