|Raw Vegan Chocolate Smoothie|
Yesterday was an extremely busy hair pulling day for me and I do believe that I was going in several directions at once. When I finally stopped, I was beside myself - literally. We both looked at each other and agreed that there was just one thing on my (our) mind and it was one of my chocolate smoothies. But this time with a crunch factor. And more chocolate.
So I put on my mad scientist outfit and channeled Gene Wilder (from Mel Brook's Young Frankenstein). My laughter and excitement overcame me while creating. I'm sure my neighbors were wondering what was going on. Then it was complete. I. MADE. FIRE! Oops... wrong movie.
I initially named it Chocolate Crunch Stress Relief Smoothie. It is out of this world and was exactly what I needed. Rich chocolate taste - check. Thick and creamy - check. Crunch factor - check.
So now I present to the world my creation!
Chocolate Crunch Smoothie - Raw Vegan Shake
1 healthy serving
1 cup coconut water
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbs cacao powder
1 Tbs cacao butter (approx 1" chunk)
1 Tbs coconut oil
2 large frozen ripe bananas
1 Tbs cacao nibs
Put all ingredients into vitamix/blender *except* the cacao nibs, and blend until thick and creamy. With the blender running, add the nibs for just a quick moment to break them down a little bit so that you still have the crunch factor. Pour into a big mug, stick a straw in, find a cozy spot and let the stress melt away. Ahhhhhh... just what the doctor in me ordered.