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Chocolate & Hazelnut Milkshake Smoothie


Aside from the Peanut Butter & Banana Green Smoothie I posted previously, this is probably the smoothie I make the most often.

Creamy, naturally sweet, and chocolate-y.

You seriously won't believe it's good for you.

A little tip to make your smoothies more filling: sprinkle them with a little bit of granola like this Crunchy Pecan & Cranberry Granola or this Toasted Coconut & Almond Granola. With this addition, believe it or not, you've got all 4 food groups in one liquid jar/glass/bowl of nourishment!

In case you were wondering what 4 food groups I meant:

  1. Fruits & Vegetables:

  • frozen bananas - makes the smoothie super creamy and frosty

  • goji berries - loaded with antioxidants

  • dates - naturally sweetens the smoothie while adding the benefit of fiber

  1. Grains: the wholesome homemade granola

  2. Dairy Alternative: soy milk - high in calcium and protein

  3. Meat altnerative:

  • roasted hazelnuts or hazeulnut butter - high in healthy fats and protein

  • hemp seeds - high in protein and important omega-3 fats

If you're interested, I made a short YouTube video showing you how easy it is to make this smoothie:

Bet you would have never thunk drinking well could taste so good, did you?

Chocolate & Hazelnut Milkshake Smoothie

Recipe PDF

▸ ▹ Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free

Yield: 1-2 servings Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 5 min

INGREDIENTS: Smoothie

1.5 cups (375mL) unsweetened soy milk, or other plant milk*

2 ripe frozen banana

2 Tbsp (30g) hazelnut butter (or 1/4 cup roasted hazelnuts)

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 Tbsp (15g) cocoa powder

1/4 tsp cinnamon

dash of salt (optional)

6 small dates, pitted

INGREDIENTS: Toppings

1/4 cup Crunchy Pecan & Cranberry Granola (or other granola of choice)

1 Tbsp (15g) goji berries

1 Tbsp (15g) hemp seeds

Directions

Add all smoothie ingredients to a blender (except for the dates) and blend until smooth. Add the dates and blend briefly so that some chunks remain to add some bite (or you can blend it in completely if desired). Serve in a glass or bowl and top with granola, goji berries and hemp seeds.

Notes

*Nutrition Tip: try to use a plant milk that is fortified with calcium (offers approximately 120 mg calcium per 100 mL serving).

Did You Try This Recipe?

Let me know how it went! Comment below and share a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #pickuplimes

❤ Sadia

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