Cacao Mylkshake Breakfast Smoothie NOM

Good Morning everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you a smoothie that I go back to time and time again. It is a classic, but I love it. Drinking chocolate mylkshakes in the morning makes me feel like I’m being cheeky with zero guilt!

I keep referring to this concoction as both a mylkshake and a smoothie as it is both – it just depends on who you’re serving it too! Kids and people after a chocolatey drink = mylkshake. Health conscious people or cleansers or who ever else  = Smoothie.

It’s a mylk based liquid NOM that’s all we need to know.

Organic Cacao powder is used in this drink to make it not just delicious, but great for your body too for all of these reasons!

  1. Jam packed full of anti oxidants – to get the full absorption it is advised to avoid drinking cacao with dairy products as that can prevent you gaining the full benefit! (Not that I advocate dairy in any case!)
  2. Source of sulfur which will help maintain shiny hair & strong nails.
  3. One of the highest concentrations of magnesium which means that it creates energy and can combat fatigue (for those who have or have had adrenal burn out it is best to minimise your intake of cacao as it can over stimulate your adrenals) That said, the magnesium does help to lower blood pressure too!
  4. Weight loss! Yes – chocolate can help you lose weight! This is because cacao contains natural MAO inhibitors that suppress your appetite. (No I am not condoning skipping meals or cutting out anything – use cacao WITH meals)
  5. Age reducing! Ok so it doesn’t turn back the clock – but the polyphenol antioxidants protect our cells from oxidising too early therefor keeping us looking younger!
  6. Good time release! Cacao is an aphrodisiac – oh yes it is! It has a mood enhancing property that releases the same endorphins as when we fall in love or during sex! This is why you are often given chocolate on valentines day – although most chocolate that is actually gifted has non of this property left after all of the processing!

These are just a few examples of why I choose cacao! My dear friend Gavin over at Cacao Love sells the most divine cacao I have ever tasted (I’ve had a lot). It really is a delicious treat, so if the recipe below calls to you – click the link and treat your body to some of the most divine cacao out there.*

 

Cacao Mylkshake Breakfast Smoothie NOM Recipe

1.5 frozen bananas (at least 6 hours)

2 tbsp cacao powder (or cacao from cacao love )

1 tbsp maple

1 tbsp chia seeds

3/4 cup filtered water

3/4 cup almond mylk

Method

Add everything into a blender and blitz until smooth- I use a nutri bullet!

Notes

To gain a thicker more luxurious smoothie, ensure your bananas are fully frozen as this creates a lovely creamy texture.

I use half water, half mylk to reduce the fat content as this is a nice big smoothie recipe! (Not that fat is bad – just personal preference) feel free to use 1.5 cups of mylk if you would prefer!

If you plan to recreate this smoothie at home, take a photo and tag me on Instagram – I’d love to see them!

Until next time!

Toyah x

 

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*my post is NOT sponsored. It is purely my opinion that Cacao Love is the best quality Cacao I have come across :)

Pea ‘n’ Avo’ SMASH!

I love avo. I love peas. Sam knows this & he made me the most glorious lunch this afternoon!

It is very simple to make so i wanted to share it with you so that you can give it a go for yourselves.

Ingredients

1 avocado cubed & mashed slightly

1/2 cup defrosted peas (do this by putting them in some warm water)

1/2 lime juiced

1 clove garlic finely diced

Salt

Pepper

Drizzle Olive Oil

as much bread as you want – we recommend 2 pieces each!

Method

  1. Defrost the peas
  2. Add everything except the onion & avo into the peas and mash em together
  3. Add the avo & mash it slightly
  4. Spoon it onto some toast, sprinkle with the chopped spring onion. We also added some dried crushed chilli & seas seeds.

It was dreamy.

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Bali Bali Bali

So many people I know lately have been wondering off to Bali & my body is just yearning to go. Until I get myself together, I shall suffice with “bali like” smoothies with my new bamboo straw ! This one was created because I saw @lifealchemyhealth ’s coconut this morning. This is a tropical delight made of Coconut Water, Mango, Pineapple, Spinach & Lemon. I made extra and shared it with my gorgeous granma this morning! Oh & of course I had to really tuned into the spring vibe with my favourite flowers in the back ground. Tulips have been my favourite flowers for years now & pairing them with daff’s is just SO springy. So many people I know lately have been wondering off to Bali & my body is just yearning to go ️Until I get myself together, I shall suffice with “bali like” smoothies with my new bamboo straw ! This one was created because I saw @lifealchemyhealth ’s coconut this morning. This is a tropical delight made of Coconut Water, Mango, Pineapple, Spinach & Lemon. I made extra and shared it with my gorgeous granma this morning! Oh & of course I had to really tuned into the spring vibe with my favourite flowers in the back ground. Tulips have been my favourite flowers for years now & pairing them with daff’s is just SO springy. #mybodyismytemple #recipecreator #smoothielover

NOT DOG!

Throw back to when I found @notdogsuk in Birmingham! I read about their amazing van which they travelled round all the festivals with & had no clue they’d set up a pop up! It was a faaaab discovery & I recognised they story immediately (a year after reading it) This way by far the best vegan sausage I’ve eaten & I’ve had a few!

Throw back to when I found @notdogsuk in Birmingham! I read about their amazing van which they travelled round all the festivals with & had no clue they'd set up a pop up! It was a faaaab discovery & I recognised they story immediately (a year after reading it) This way by far the best vegan sausage I've eaten & I've had a few #veganised #deliciousvegan #meatywithoutthemeat #sausageparty

Back to basic.

Basic lunches are exciting me so much at the moment! Today I had quinoa (keen-wah) cooked with a no salt, no sugar, gluten free stock cube, boiled peas & carrots 🥕 and some steamed Savoy cabbage  I also cooked up some chickpeas to add, of course added a sh*t tonne of nooch & whipped up a batch of healthy healing habits Aioli.

Basic lunches are exciting me so much at the moment! Today I had quinoa (keen-wah) cooked with a no salt, no sugar, gluten free stock cube, boiled peas & carrots 🥕 and some steamed Savoy cabbage  I also cooked up some chickpeas to add, of course added a sh*t tonne of nooch & whipped up a batch of @healthyhealinghabits Alioli #eatmoreplants #plantbasedlove #wholefoodplantbased

Peas Please!

Smashed peas on gluten free toast topped with a variety of nuts and seeds. Pretty darn tasty & that green colour is just next level inviting. You can treat yourself to these at Ginger & Co in Shrewsbury! If you’re a meat eater, you can add bacon & feta too. But you don’t need that cuz it is delicious on its own!

Peas Please! Smashed peas on gluten free toast topped with a variety of nuts and seeds. Pretty darn tasty & that green colour is just next level inviting. #freshmeals #healthyfoodlover