When I made my smoothie this morning, it brought me back to a time of eating chocolate butterscotch sundaes! My dad would take great pride in buying all the fixings and then organizing them like an assembly line on the kitchen table.
With that lovely memory in mind, I felt like making something energizing, yet uberlicious this morning for me and my man – a butterscotch chocolate ripple smoothie.
I’ve been making smoothies more often as of late because of my swanky new blender I bought a couple of weeks ago. It’s a thousand watt Breville Hemisphere and guess what? It didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I did an insane amount of research trying to decide between a Vitamix and a Blendtec – and I didn’t get either. The Vitamix has more power by 500 watts, but my thousand watt sexy blender can chew ice, make almond butter, the smoothest hummus and make my smoothies magically delicious!
This butterscotch chocolate ripple smoothie has some megawatt nutrients in it that are as tasty as they are nutritious. This recipe is for two, so cut it in half if you are just make it for yourself:
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp lucuma powder (This is the powder of a fruit from Peru. You can purchase it at the health food store. It has a maple butter flavour. If you are Canadian, that probably makes you drool, no?)
- 1 tsp maca root powder (This is a powder as well – and another superfood from Peru! More HERE.)
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 4 tbsp chocolate Chia Goodness (This is my fave morning gluten-free “cereal”. Check here for more)
- 2 bananas
- 2 scoops of your favourite protein powder. I used vanilla Sunwarrior Protein which is a sprouted brown rice. I love it because it’s highly digestible, gluten-free, vegan and absolutely delicious. And the best part is that you won’t feel like you have a brick in your stomach like you get from most whey protein shakes.
- Fill your blender jug with enough almond milk and water to cover the ingredients. I also added a sizeable chunk of ice because it like it cold.
- Blend away!
Remember to cut the ingredients in half if you are making for one. I used my glass straw by Strawesome – pretty isn’t it?
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