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Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie (that will really get you up and on the go)

This is a high fibre, protein rich, sustaining start to the day.  It takes minutes to make so there is no reason at all to buy the heavily processed, nutritionally void varieties of breakfast drinks I have written about here.

If the convenience of a boxed drink is necessary, why not serve it in a sipper cup with a straw.  Same same but actually good for you!

So why is it healthy?
Avocado is a fibre rich source of potassium and healthy monounsaturated fat (amongst many other things).  It’s anti-inflammatory and supports heart, brain, and eye health.  The nuts and seeds contribute more fibre, protein, and good fats.  The cacao is a source of health-giving antioxidants.  The natural yogurt is important for digestive health and a good quality cows milk contributes protein and many important fat-soluble vitamins and minerals.  For more about the health benefits and best choices in yogurt click here.

Serves 2

Ingredients
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
½ avocado, flesh scooped out
1 cup full-fat organic cows milk
¼ cup full fat natural or Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons LSA, almond or hazelnut meal
2 – 3 tablespoons brown rice syrup or real maple syrup (or more or less to taste)

Method

  1. Simply place all of the ingredients in a powerful blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Serve over ice.  Can’t be more simple than that!

Variations
Low-fructose
Sweeten with brown rice syrup.

Nut -ree
Replace the ground nuts with ground flax (linseed).

Dairy-free
Replace the milk with a sugar-free nut milk, rice milk, coconut milk or coconut water.

Increase the fibre
Add 2 tablespoons of oatmeal, rolled quinoa or soaked chia seeds (for gluten free).

Different flavour
Replace the cacao with the flavour you want.  Banana, strawberry…the limit is your imagination.

Is this a winner in your home?  Let me know by posting a comment. 

 

PS – For more beautiful breakfast inspiration, you can browse my ebook ‘Rise and Shine – A Well Nourished Breakfast” here or buy your copy here.

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A quick energy boost before swimming squads – better than anything out of a box.

  • KezzaB

    Looks FAB Georgia! Think I’m give this a try for a pre soccer training snack this afternoon. Keep up the great work….very inspiring!!!

    • Thanks Kez. It’s a great before sport drink and tastes just like a chocolate thick shake so the kids are happy (at least mine are). G x

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  • KezzaB

    PS: can I make it ahead of time or does it need to eaten straight away?

    • I’ve only made it just before serving. I’m not sure how the avocado will hold up over time. If it’s only a short time blend it then add ice blend again and keep cold. If a longer time store in the freezer – it would be yum part frozen. Let me know how you go. G x

  • Sally

    Now that’s a smoothie! Really yum, made it after school today and added the oatmeal, filled them up very nicely thanks Georgia!

  • RoseC

    This sounds yummy. Might try it tomorrow for breakfast.

  • Lucy

    I’ve been looking for a new breakfast meal… will be trying this one tomorrow 🙂
    x

  • Lucy

    Also… love the straws!!

  • Jodie

    This is the best smoothie I have yet to make in my new quest to eat clean and healthy. I never thought that all those ingredients could taste so good together. I also added raspberries, then I did a kind of raspberry ripe (aka Cherry Ripe) style with coconut milk. Yummo!

    • Thanks for sharing Jodie. Yes chocolate, coconut and berries is a match made in heaven. Glad you enjoy it, G x

  • Ali S

    YUM!! I had a lovely organic mango yoghurt in the fridge so I didn’t use the cacao powder and it was still delicious! I feel so full after drinking this!

    Your blog is fantastic – the advice and recipes you freely provide are delicious, nourishing and truly inspiring. Thank you! My family is really benefiting 🙂

  • Simona

    Love, Love, Love anything that is chocolatey and healthy! Particularly for breakfast!

    • Yes this is a great alternative to any other chocolate breakfast out there, G x

  • Mel

    yum sounds awesome

  • Tracey

    Ooohhh. Would never have thought to use avocado!

    • Yes it sits well behind other flavours and lends a very creamy texture. G x

  • Teeny

    These recipes are truly inspiring and I’m all set to get going in the kitchen but I’m dying to know… where can I buy raw milk in Sydney? I’m on the Northern Beaches/North Shore.

    • I’m not familiar with your area but a health food or organic store will most likely have it – it will be labeled not as raw milk but as ‘bath’ or ‘cosmetic’ milk and ‘not for human consumption milk’ (as the law requires pasteurisation). Ask around, good luck, G x

    • Leoni

      HI Teeny, I think you can get it at Always Organic in Brookvale -682 Pittwater Rd – it’s opp the Rivers store, same side as Vinnies, somewhere between Vinnies and Hardware & General. Perhaps call them first 99391913.

  • Janey

    Delicious! I made this for the first time this morning, and it filled me up until lunchtime! I’ve made a chocolate mousse using similar ingredients, but hadn’t thought of using as a smoothie. Thanks so much!

  • Leah

    A thumbs down from me & my kids with the dairy free version using almond milk. Maybe it’s the almond meal as it had a real powdery feel even though mixed really well.

    • That’s a shame Leah – I find almond milk does have a gritty texture generally. Personally I always mix it with coconut milk for a more creamy texture. G x

  • CatsEnergyNY

    Finally trying for first time!! Decided to place all ingredients into my smartpot pressure cooker. Popular here in the states….. will let You know how it goes! The smell alone mix of all the ingredients mixed together was amazing!

  • Bec

    Hi Georgia
    What are your thoughts on protein powders added to smoothies etc for more protein? I noticed you don’t seem to use them in your smoothies.
    I have an organic pea protein with no additives, i add to smoothies so that I have protein in the mornings.
    Or Is it better to get protein from whole foods like nuts etc?
    Thanks!

    • Hi Bec
      If you feel they help to sustain you, then by all means add protein powder. I tend to steer away from them on the blog as I find that whilst for some people a pea protein feels good, for others it causes problems (same with whey based products). I also find a lot of protein powders are full of nasties and loads of sugar – so it’s good that you’ve chosen a good quality supplement from the sounds of it. G x

      • Bec

        Thanks for your reply, appreciate it!
        And I really enjoy your blog & great recipes suitable to busy life! 🙂

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