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 🙂

Co Creating!

Hannah & I got together to talk about our journeys, why we chose plant based & shared just a few little tips and tricks about how to deal with some of the emotions you will have when you start to look under the veil of society’s “norm” This cheeky little mix happened just before Christmas & I’ve FINALLY made time to upload it! To check it out look for “Toyah Emily” on YouTube OR copy this link HERE..Hannah & I got together to talk about our journeys, why we chose plant based & shared just a few little tips and tricks about how to deal with some of the emotions you will have when you start to look under the veil of society's "norm" This cheeky little mix happened just before Christmas & I've FINALLY made time to upload it!To check it out look for "Toyah Emily" on YouTube OR copy this link ️https://youtu.be/T7FmpLkZ3vM..#veganyoutube #cocreation #magic

Feast.

My body and mind are in dyer need of some loving. I’m just not getting enough protein or veggies in for someone who is vegan & my body is screaming at me to sort it out.It might not be the best – but it’s a start.

Feast. My body and mind are in dyer need of some loving. I'm just not getting enough protein or veggies in for someone who is vegan & my body is screaming at me to sort it out.It might not be the best - but it's a start.#vegan #marksandspencers #listen

Review!

Checked out Biggies the other night.. would love to tell you all how it was, but I can’t remember as it was a stop in the pub crawl. Still managed to get a good pic though  – PS… the coleslaw came off the plate

Checked out Biggies the other night.. would love to tell you all how it was, but I can't remember as it was a stop in the pub crawl. Still managed to get a good pic though  - PS... the coleslaw came off the plate #veganburger #veganised #anythingyoucaneaticaneatvegan

Christmas

Raw Raspberry and Vanilla Cheesecake that I made for a friend for Christmas. No refined sugar, gluten, lactose & a paleo delight. Christmas doesn’t have to be sugar laden and naughty naughty… Mine was though

Raw Raspberry and Vanilla Cheesecake that I made for a friend for Christmas. No refined sugar, gluten, lactose & a paleo delight.Christmas doesn't have to be sugar laden and naughty naughty... Mine was though #rawchristmas #rawveganchristmas #veganchristmas

Welcome Toyah to the Self Love Club.

This orange beauty that I floated round the kitchen creating is just perfect for supporting the Sacral Chakra!

Just look at that colour – it was created by combining coconut water with clementines, mango, lemon, activated goji berries and a good old splash of self love – something that is hiding in the back of the cupboard, usually behind the “grab n go” food.

The Sacral Chakra is the root of creativity. It’s where your emotions are felt (gut feeling!) it’s where you feel pleasure, create intimacy & develop relationships. Keeping this Chakra in balance is so very important to me, so I was really happy that my smoothie tasted as good as it felt making it.

Welcome Toyah to the Self Love Club. This orange beauty that I floated round the kitchen creating is just perfect for supporting the Sacral Chakra! Just look at that colour - it was created by combining coconut water with clementines, mango, lemon, activated goji berries and a good old splash of self love - something that is hiding in the back of the cupboard, usually behind the "grab n go" food.The Sacral Chakra is the root of creativity. It's where your emotions are felt (gut feeling!) it's where you feel pleasure, create intimacy & develop relationships. Keeping this Chakra in balance is so very important to me, so I was really happy that my smoothie tasted as good as it felt making it. #sacralchakra #chakrabalance #orangelove

What to do on my night off?

Go to work for Date night & to check out the Christmas Menu of course. I take my hat off to Carlos you’ve done a wonderful job at creating some absolutely delicious dishes especially for Christmas.

This was my starter, a home made, pan fried, mature Cashew cheese served on a swish of beetroot purée and topped with pea shoots. The colours are just sensational & the tastes were divine. Truly blessed to have you as a mentor, colleague and friend.

What to do on my night off? Go to work for Date night & to check out the Christmas Menu of course. I take my hat off to @im.not.the.average.chef you've done a wonderful job at creating some absolutely delicious dishes especially for Christmas. This was my starter, a home made, pan fried, mature Cashew cheese served on a swish of beetroot purée and topped with pea shoots. The colours are just sensational & the tastes were divine. Truly blessed to have you as a mentor, colleague and friend. 🏼#vegancheese #veganchristmas #eatwelllookwellfeelwell