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Raw Vegan Energy Boosting Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

A great energy boosting breakfast or post-workout smoothie, naturally sweetened with dates and banana. Use raw cacao nibs for a real raw cacao kick.

Posted by: michael




< 15 mins

Skill Level




Courses etc.

Healthy Drinks
Nibbles and Snacks
Recipes for kids

You will need

1/4 cup or 35g raw whole hazelnuts, soaked for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight OR More products
1/4 cup or 35g raw whole almonds OR More products
1/4 cup or 35g raw whole brazilnuts More products
Alternatively :
1 cup or 250ml filtered water
1 cup or 250ml hazelnut milk OR

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1 cup or 250ml almond milk OR More products
1 cup or 250ml oat drink More products
1 Tbsp lecithin powder, optional

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1 tsp vanilla extract More products
1 tsp maca powder OR More products
1 tsp red maca powder More products
1 banana, peeled More products
2 Medjool dates, pitted

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2 Tbsp raw organic cacao nibs OR More products
1 Tbsp raw organic cacao powder More products
1 Tbsp raw organic cacao butter, gently melted

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You will need a nut milk bag More products

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  • Start by making the hazelnut (or almond, or brazil nut) milk. Rinse and drain the nuts, place them in your blender with the water and blend until smooth. For a super smooth smoothie, strain the nut milk through a nut milk bag or a very fine sieve. Rinse the blender jug.
  • Alternatively, you can use store bought non-dairy milk, but home-made is tastier, cheaper, and additive-free.
  • Place your milk (home-made or store-bought) in the blender, along with all the other ingredients. Blend on high until smooth. Add a a little water (or extra milk) if needed, to get your desired consistency.

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