Healthy, Nutritious and Raw Chocolate Shake

July 28, 2010 1 Comment

Yes, you read it right in the title. This is a very nutritional and powerful breakfast shake. You’re asking why?

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

Method

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!

 

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  1. Oh my, I would SO love a chocolate shake right now!! :-)

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