Almond Coconut Warm Smoothie
This Almond Coconut Warm Smoothie makes a lovely breakfast on a cold day! Lots of nutritious goodies in there to make you feel great!
Author: Nicky | Kitchen Sanctuary
1/3 oz (about 3 small chunks) dark chocolate, chopped (check the brand for gluten free if required)
1 cup almond milk
1 1/2 tbsp raw cacao powder check for gluten free if needed
3 tbsp rolled oats check the brand for gluten free if required
1/2 a ripe medium sized banana
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp maca powder optional
1/2 oz fresh coconut chunks
6 tbsp lukewarm water
1 tsp freshly ground almonds I grind approx 10 almonds using the Breville mill accessory, which gives 3-4 tsp of ground almonds
Add the dark chocolate to a jug, pour in ¾ of the milk, then add the cacao powder. Microwave until the mixture is hot (but not boiling) and the chocolate has melted (you can do this in a pan if you prefer).
Place the oats, banana, almonds, chia seeds, maca powder, coconut, the remaining almond milk and the water into the compact food processor.
Blend on high for a minute until the oats and chia seeds have been completely incorporated.
Pour the heated milk/chocolate mixture into the compact food processor bowl and stir together to combine.
Pour into a cup, then sprinkle on your freshly ground almonds before serving.
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