Healthy Recipe, Vegan Cacao Chile Smoothie, we all know cocoa for the chocolate-y goodness it brings to brownies and other treats.

Healthy Recipe, Vegan Cacao Chile Smoothie

 

Healthy Recipe, Vegan Cacao Chile Smoothie

Healthy Recipe, Vegan Cacao Chile Smoothie, we all know cocoa for the chocolate-y goodness it brings to brownies and other treats.

We all know cocoa for the chocolate-y goodness it brings to brownies and other treats. Cacao products — which include unsweetened cocoa powder, nibs, and dark chocolate — are rich in iron and other nutrients. Those labeled “cacao” and sometimes “vegan chocolate” are made from the raw bean and are minimally processed. To reap its maximum antioxidant power, cacao is best consumed uncooked, as in this rich-tasting smoothie adapted from “Trejo’s Cantina” by Danny Trejo (Potter, $28). Blended with potassium-rich bananas, nut milk, peanut butter, and dates, it’s low in sugar and fat and high in protein. A big pinch of ancho chile powder adds a hint of smoky spice. — Susan Puckett

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces (1 ½ cups) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 banana, peeled, broken into chunks, and frozen
  • 1 pitted date, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cacao (or unsweetened cocoa) powder
  • ½ teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 4 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the milk, banana, date, peanut butter, cacao powder, chili powder, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth and frothy.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately.

 

Article Credit Jay Croft, creator and owner of Prime Fit Content.

Susan Puckett is a cookbook author and former food editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow her at susanpuckett.com.

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