I've been playing about with this recipe for a few days now, and I think, finally we've got a pretty special smoothie on our hands. It really is down to the richness of the Raw Chocolate Booster Bar. The bar also adds a creaminess to this smoothie which, when combined with frozen banana gives you this rich, energising and extremely satisfying smoothie... lets get to it!!
what you will need (serves a big one, or a hungry one like me!)
- 1/2 Raw Chocolate Pie Booster Bar (now this is my favorite but the Smoothie Pie Coffee comes an extremely close second!)
- 1 Table spoon of Maca powder
- 1 Teaspoon of Lacuma Powder
- 1 Table spoon of Cacao powder
- Maple syrup (optional, you might prefer the smoothie more bitter?)
- Unsweetened Almond milk
- 1 1/2 Frozen Banana
- 3-4 Ice cubes (optional)
Now i have used half a Booster Bar, but this is just for one, so if you're feeling sociable and generous with your booster bar, then double the ingredients and use the whole thing!
If you have a super duper Vitamix type blender then you can skip this section of the recipe, I only have a hand held blender and so found it really helpful to gently warm the bar with 1/4 of a cup of the almond milk.
Once the bar has melted over a low heat add the heaped table spoon of Cacao and mix thoroughly. remove from heat and put to one side.
Yes, yes I know, at this stage your smoothie isn't a thing of beauty.
Put all the ingredients including the cooled melted Booster bar and almond milk mix into a blender jug. Mix all the ingredients until smooth... taste, would you like a little more sweetness? Then add some more maple, or maybe a little thicker in consistency? then add a couple more chunks of banana. Or maybe you would prefer it more liquid, then throw in a bit more almond milk... you know the drill... TASTE, and make it work for you!
So here you have it, a blooming gorgeous, no nonsense, energising, Raw Chocolate Pie Booster Smoothie...pheeew... as my gran would say it will "put lead in your pencil". Also great as a post work out boost or a very sustaining meal replacement! I'm hooked, sure you will be too... love Wink x
This post is supported by the inspiring folk at the Raw Chocolate Pie Company ...