21 Jan Heavenly Hemp Cacao Smoothie
This is to all intents and purposes a chocolate ‘milk’ shake that tastes so good it’s hard to believe it’s so good for you! A great way for the whole family to start their day, packed full of superfoods with their vitamins, minerals and omega oils.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 250ml coconut water
- 250ml almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tbsp hemp powder or hemp seeds finely ground
- 2 tsp raw honey or agave syrup
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately.
It really is as easy as that!
FASCINATING FACTS: If you haven’t come across hemp seeds yet, they come from a variety of the cannabis plant, though they do not have an intoxicating effect! Do not be tempted to increase the raw cacao powder. Although this contains 40 times the amount of antioxidants as blueberries, it also contains very small amounts of a stimulant called Theobromine which has about 1/4 of the stimulating power of its sister molecule ‘caffeine’. That might not sound like a lot to you, but to that’s enough for the likes of me that’s enough to experience that ‘buzz’ that I gave up a long time ago!