I’ve always wanted to get some blueberries into me, but I have never been able to stomach the taste. To me, they taste like plastic.
They’re low in fat, but have plenty fibre, to help stop us being hungry all morning. This is a great morning recipe for me. It also helps with consuming natural vitamin C, which I’m not that great at doing. I like oranges, but due to the carb count and high sugar, as a diabetic, I tend to shy away from them a lot. Berries are my friends, so I really wanted to add blueberries to my diet somehow. Diabetics need to watch their eyes, and given that Vitamin C is said to help prevent glaucoma, it’s not one that I want to do without on a regular basis.
The raw cacao in this, for me, was an acquired taste. Don’t get me wrong, I love milk chocolate, but adding chocolate powder to fruit was a new experience for me. I was on my fourth or fifth smoothie before I managed to get a taste for this. I wouldn’t put it in every smoothie, but the mood enhancing properties certainly draw me to it.
Cacao Berry Blast Smoothie, Raw Cacao, Strawberry, Blueberry & Fig Recipe
- 100 g Strawberries
- 100 g Blueberries
- 10 g Raw Cacao Powder
- 1 Fig
- 200 ml Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Toss all the ingredients into your blender or Nutribullet. It uses a 24oz container with my machine.
- Blend until smooth.
- Enjoy. If you leave this standing, it may become very thick and require eating with a spoon. It is, however, very tasty.