Chocolate Smoothie Using Cacao Powder
No, I didn’t spell cocoa wrong! Wondering what cacao is? It’s cocoa’s sister in the superfood world. They come from the same bean but are processed differently which ends up making cacao more nutrient-rich which categorizes it as a superfood.
Cacao contains a much higher amount of enzymes, minerals, and nutrients. It tastes more bitter than cocoa powder but offers more nutritional content and is considered more natural.
I fell in love with the benefits and taste of cacao a few years ago and use it in a few different recipes. You can find it in this healthy hot chocolate as well as my dark chocolate & sea salt energy balls. Grab the recipe here!
Best Single-Serve Blender for Smoothies
Have you been looking for the perfect space-saving smoothie maker? I recently purchased this small, but mighty single-server blender and am really happy with its performance. In a matter of minutes, you can have an easy, delicious, and healthy meal replacement smoothie without lugging out a huge blender that takes up half the countertop!
This blender is $60 and fits right in my pantry. Have you seen my most recent DIY house project? Check out this video on my Instagram to see my DIY white floating shelves in my wire rack pantry. I’ll try and write a tutorial blog post soon!
If you make this smoothie, be sure to tag me on the gram @thesouthernsource
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 1 tbsp Cacao Powder
- 3/4 cup Oat Milk (option: sub this with almond or coconut milk)
- 3/4 cup frozen bananas
- 1-2 tbsp your favorite nut butter
- 1/2 cup spinach or avocado optional
- add in protein powders, collagen powders, etc
- optional: add water to loosen for desired consistency
Using Oat Milk Smoothies
A lot of really good smoothies have a creamy element, which is most often achieved by adding milk or yogurt. I recently discovered plant-based milks when I was asked to become an ambassador for the National Peanut Board. They send me new peanut-based products to try and that is how I discovered the Elmhurst Peanut Milks. They are PERFECT for smoothies, sauces, and probably so much more than I have yet to uncover! Stay tuned for more experiments in the kitchen using these plant-based milks from Elmhurst 1925.
P.S. – If you have a peanut allergy, they have other types of plant-based milks like almond, and oats. Check out more of their products here.