Entertainment of Sunday, 19 February 2017
When the cold weather sets in I naturally turn to warmer food and drink such as soup, stew, broth, and tea. A cold smoothie is just not appealing.
I typically consume elixirs in the winter. However, warm smoothies have become more of a mainstay.
Warm smoothies are really easy to make. Simply warm the liquid a recipe calls for to just under a simmer. Then proceed with making your smoothie as normal. One caveat, you may want to avoid frozen ingredients.
The picture of this smoothie doesn’t convey its warmth. It’s not hot to the touch like a cup of tea or coffee. It’s just warm enough to be comforting on a cold day.
I blended some cacao nibs for the crunch factor and added some as garnish for appearance. Crunchy or chunky smoothies are a good thing as they force you to chew your smoothie, which improves digestion.
This is a pretty basic recipe. Feel free to use any of the optional add-ons or anything else you have on hand. Enjoy!
Warm Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Recipe
1 cup raw milk or nut milk of choice
1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
1/2 tablespoon cacao nibs
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
A dash of sea salt
1/2 tablespoon honey
The Optional Add-ons
1 serving of your preferred protein powder or gelatin
1 cup spinach, kale, or other leafy green
1/2 cup berries such as blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries
Additional 1/2 avocado for more of a pudding consistency
Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.
Vitamin A: 8% RDA
Vitamin C: 10% RDA
Calcium: 32% RDA
Iron: 5% RDA
Please leave a comment below if you try this warm chocolate avocado smoothie and let me know how you liked it. Do you make warm smoothies too? Happy Blending!