One of those days where you gotta have chocolate for breakfast? No problem.
You need this delectable Nutella superfood smoothie in your life. It fuels you up for the day and gives you a ton of health benefits, while tasting like a gift from the chocolate hazelnut gods above. Add a little protein powder, and voila! You've got the perfect breakfast or afternoon treat :)
+ Hazelnuts give you vitamin E and B for lovely skin and digestive benefits.
+ Maca balances hormones.
+ Cacao boosts dopamine – yay happiness!
+ Hemp seeds bring protein and omega-3s to the table.
+ Lucuma has anti-inflammatory properties.
Recipe adapted from Kale and Caramel
Photos from Pickles n' Honey
Nutella Superfood Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 min. Difficulty: Super Easy. Makes 1-2 servings.
1 cup peeled frozen banana chunks
3-4 cracked ice cubes
¾ cup cold purified water
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. hemp seeds
1 Tbsp. cacao nibs
1 heaping tsp. maca powder
1 tsp. lucuma powder (optional)
8-10 raw hazelnuts
1 pinch sea salt
Bonus: Add a scoop of chocolate protein powder to give yourself a boost of long-lasting energy!!
Combine all ingredients in the blender, and blend until fully mixed with small brown flecks. Garnish with extra cocoa nibs or chopped nuts.
It's that easy to have your cake and eat it too! :D
Hope you guys enjoy!!