First of all because the ingredients are raw and everything is vegan.
Secondly… The base of the creamy shake is avocado. Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C, E, K, folate, and B6. Half an avocado has 160 calories, 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and only 2 grams saturated fat. One globe contains more than one-third daily value of vitamin C, and more than half the day’s requirements of vitamin K.
Thirdly… Cocoa contains a large amount of antioxidants (flavinoids). Cocoa beans are rich in a number of essential minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese and in vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B3, C and E.
Recipe inspiration from My New Roots.
Vegan Chocolate Shake
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted and sliced
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
- 2 tablespoons cashew, soaked in water for 2 hours, then drained
- 3 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
- 2-3 tablespoons agave or maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- 150-200 ml cold water
- ice cubes
Place all ingredients in the blender: avocado, banana, cashew, cocoa, agave, salt, water and ice cubes (if your blender is not strong enough you can add the ice cubes at the end) and process for 5 minutes until smooth. If you find it too thick, add a bit more water.
Enjoy your nutritious breakfast!