COCOA SMOOTHIE & GRANOLA

'Yes to sweet mornings'

(2 jars)

Raspberry Cacao Jar

  • 2-3 frozen bananas
  • 3 cups nut milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup raspberries (unfrozen)
  • 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • A pinch vanilla powder
  • A pinch pink salt

Easy Chocolate Granola

  • 1/2 cup oats (gluten free)
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tbsp maple or agave syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • A pinch cardamon
  • A pinch sea or pink salt

Some mornings we need a sweet energy boost. Cacao, banana and maca can help with that. You can make the smoothie as sweet as you wish, but i rather like to mix two bananas and spoon of maca, keeping the sourness of the raspberries to balance the taste. The chocolate granola is a very easy recipe to make when you don't have that much time (you can use the nuts or seeds that you have at home), it is perfect as smoothie toppings. You can make a big batch, store it in a jar and keep it in your pantry, ready to enjoy!

Place the bananas, milk, vanilla, cocoa,maca and pink salt into a blender, mix until smooth. Place the unfrozen raspberries in a bowl and make some smashed them with a fork. Add some spoons of raspberry pureé on the bottom of a jar and drizzle the cacao-banana milk on the top.

To make the granola, start by preheating the oven to 150°-175°C. Place all the granola ingredients on an oven tray (except the cacao nibs) and combine them with your hands. Now put the tray in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes (just remember that granola hardens up out of the oven so don't burn it!). Once ready, let it cool down out of the oven and add the cacao nibs.

Add some spoons of  granola on the top of the smoothie, perhaps some berries, coconut flakes...