Thursday, June 13, 2013

Cake Batter Protein Smoothie



I have been wanting to put this recipe on the blog for awhile now because it is such a treat! This is my third time attempting pics of this smoothie and all I can say is the lighting in our house stinks when it comes to food photography. Maybe once the wedding is over I will take a class so that I can learn some skills?

From Naked Avocado

Ingredients (makes 1 serving)

  • 1 Tbsp of macadamia nuts or cashews
  • 1 Tbsp of coconut butter or oil
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp of almond extract
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I used Sunwarrior)
  • dark chocolate shavings and honey for garnish

Method

Use a hand grater to shave a piece of dark chocolate or alternately you can place a handful of dark chocolate in your food processor or magic bullet to create some shavings. Place chocolate shavings on a small plate. Rim a glass for your smoothie with honey and then place the honey-ed rim onto the plate which has your chocolate shavings on it.
Next place all remaining ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Transfer smoothie to your chocolate rimmed glass. Serve immediately and enjoy!




 

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