Saturday, January 7, 2012

Choco Apple Banana Smoothie!

I bought a box of unsweetened cocoa powder and making use of it in many ways. Cocoa is a very good antioxidant and it has many health benefits. We love smoothies and this is a different variation of the berry smoothie. Ingredients are just some basic fruits at hand with added oats, walnuts, cocoa powder and fig/dates as the natural sweetener. You can also add avocado, it blends well. This smoothie tastes like indian fruit Chikku juice.


What you need?

Apples-2
Banana-2
Oats-1/2 cup
Walnuts-1/2 cup
Cocoa powder-2 Tbsp
figs-10
dates-10
(Increase the sweetener as per your taste)
Salt-1/4 tsp
Yogurt or milk - 1 cup
water - 1 cup

Optional ingredients
Chia seeds-2 Tbsp
Avocado-1 medium sized

1. Soak dates and fig with hot water for 30 mins and remove pit.
2. Cut the fruits into chunks
3. Blend everything until smooth. Add chia seeds at end. Adjust water consistency by adding more if desired.

You can top it with sliced almonds for a great look.

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