Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Almond Butter Cup Smoothie

This is a good one! I was looking for something different than cold spinach and chia whirred up because I was sick of drinking green stuff. I won. This isn't green. It may not even be that great for you, I'm not really sure. I don't care.

I wanted something cocoa-like, so I went looking for cacao powder, but instead came back with cacao nibs, I'm not really sure if there's a difference besides texture. Last night I walked around Green Lake with my friend Katie, who is a naturopathic dietitian and eating disorder therapist, and she told me to think about cacao just like any other additional protein. It's nutty tasting, full of anti-oxidants and not sweet at all....yet somehow sort of chocolatey.

I also bought some hella expensive powdered peanut butter, because once I was invited to this lavish 12 course meal at a fancy hotel that Oprah stays in, and one of the desserts was powdered peanut butter and chocolate pop rocks. (That was the night I accidentally ingested my former power animal.) Unfortunately, this stuff I bought tastes nothing like that fancy's bitter and weird and I'm scared to use it. There's 8 bucks I'll never see again.


1 cup almond milk
1 banana
2 tbs hemp protein
1 tbs cacao nibs (or however much you want)
1 giant spoonful of almond butter

You can skip the ice if you freeze your banana ahead of time, but some of us don't always think 24 hours ahead, okay?

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