18 April 2014

Raw Banana and Chia Chocolate Smoothie.

3/4 cup nut milk
2 tbsp chia seeds
vanilla essence

1 ripe banana
2 tbsp coconut cream
3 tsp agave nectar
1 tbsp cacao powder

coconut cream to decorate
cinnamon powder
cacao nibs

Like some of the other raw recipes I have posted recently this is raw, it's also dairy free and no high GI that you get from regular sugar. For anyone interested in the difference between cacao and cocoa I have attached a link.

Place the chia seeds in with the nut milk and add a couple drops of vanilla essence, then stir well and set aside in the fridge for a few hours, I usually leave it over night. This allows the chia to absorb the nut milk and become sticky.
Blend the banana with the coconut cream, agave and cacao until smooth and then mix with the chia and pour into two smaller glasses. Decorate with a little coconut cream, cinnamon powder and cacao nibs.