Updated: Jan 7
It's smoothie season!
This smoothie is paleo friendly, and has a keto-friendly option as well. Plus, it's nut free and dairy free, so it works for a wide variety of dietary needs!
With only going grocery shopping once every 1-2 weeks right now, there are definitely days when my fresh produce consumption is a little less than optimal. When this happens, I wake up the next morning craving something super fresh and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Enter smoothies.
While smoothies aren't usually a part of my every day routine, when the mood strikes, there's just nothing better. So refreshing, so yummy, and so nourishing - especially when you add some of our elixirs!
This slightly tangy, slightly chocolatey smoothie really hits the spot after a run or walk outside in the sunshine. It's got fruits, veggies, fats, fibre and a bit of protein, but you could always increase the protein by adding your favourite protein powder or some heart hearts.
The raw, organic cacao powder in our Salted Hot Chocolate elixirs is super rich in antioxidants and magnesium, which is an extremely common mineral deficiency. You'll also get loads of healthy fats from organic coconut-derived MCT oil and organic coconut butter, which keeps you so satiated and fuelled.
Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie
1/2 frozen, ripe banana (see note)
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 large leaf of kale (see note)
1-2 tablespoons Honest Elixirs Salted Hot Chocolate
1 cup water or milk (I used coconut milk)
Optional: protein powder or hemp hearts
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until very smooth. Pour and enjoy! Serves 1.
• To make this smoothie lower in sugar/keto-friendly, you could use half of an avocado or some steamed-then-frozen cauliflower instead of frozen banana. The smoothie will still have a nice, creamy texture but won't be as sweet. (Steamed and frozen cauliflower totally disappears in smoothies - you won't taste it!)
• You could use another leafy green such as spinach, or omit all together. I've been using kale as my go-to green lately because it keeps longer in the fridge than other greens!