CHOCOLATE-BERRY NUT SMOOTHIE
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • Smoothie base
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Small handful of soaked nuts, for example:
  • 4 pecans
  • 4 walnuts
  • 4 cashews
  • 4 almonds
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of water
  • Blueberry smoothie
  • ½ cup of frozen or fresh (wild) blueberries (NOTE: other berries would work well too!)
  • Chocolate smoothie
  • 1 tbsp melted raw chocolate/few pieces of chocolate (or 1 tbsp raw cacao powder)
  • Toppings
  • More blueberries (or other berries)
  • Raw chocolate
  • Edible flowers
Instructions
  1. Preparations: Start preparations the day before you want to make the smoothie. I soaked about 1 cup of each - pecans, walnuts, cashews and almonds in their own separate jars covered with warm water and 2 tsp of sea salt. I soaked cashews for ~4 hours and all the other nuts for ~10 hours. Then I drained and rinsed the nuts well, took a handful of them for the smoothie and dehydrated the rest of them in the oven at the lowest possible temperature (about 50C/120F) for about 12 hours or until the nuts were completely dry. I use the nuts in granola, pie crusts, nut butters etc.
  2. Smoothie base: blend frozen banana, soaked (and rinsed) nuts, dates, vanilla and water until completely smooth and creamy. Divide smoothie into two.
  3. Melt raw chocolate in a double boiler until liquid. Blend chocolate with half of the nut smoothie and pour into a jar.
  4. Blend blueberries with the other half of the nut smoothie and pour on top of the chocolate smoothie.
  5. Decorate with melted raw chocolate, berries and flowers.
  6. Enjoy:)
Recipe by My Berry Forest at https://www.myberryforest.com/chocolate-berry-nut-smoothie/