My days are always just a little sweeter when caffeinated.
Typically a nice big, hot and steamy “cup-of-joe” with coconut creamer keeps me content, however, this new Superfood Mocha smoothie may have my usual drink moving into second place.
This week my husband and I started The Whole30 to support a friend of ours who wanted a clean food plan to follow. If you haven’t heard about this plan yet, it is basically about getting you back to eating whole, natural foods while removing sugars, grains (which turn into sugars), dairy, legumes, alcohol & additives. This is great for people wanting to focus on making “good food” choices but its not as easy to follow when specific food allergies or a vegan lifestyle is involved. Things like grass-fed meats, organic eggs and nuts are encouraged. Legumes such as beans, lentils and soy are to be avoided, as are pseudo-grains like quinoa. Can you see the roadblock for me there?
Soooo, with that, I’m on day 2, and my plan is to stick with fruits, veggies and seeds. Prayers ARE appreciated over the next 29 days!
Although coffee isn’t “out” on this plan, all the creamers are. And to be honest, there really aren’t any healthy options out there for creamer unless you are going to make it yourself. So I decided that after my workout, I’d skip the coffee and make a refreshing smoothie. Although to be honest, I still wanted caffeine and something that would sustain me with energy through the morning.
This recipe was exactly what I needed.
Inspired by the Thrive Energy Cookbook, with a few twists to keep it Whole30 approved and allergy safe, this smoothie packs a punch. A rich and creamy way to drink a nutrient filled, energy booster, loaded with superfoods, healthy fats and coffee! Yes please, in fact, I made extra and had it for lunch too!
- 2 large Medjool dates, pitted
- 6 Coffee beans
- 2 TB. Cacao nibs
- 1 TB. Lucuma powder (or vanilla extract)
- 1 TB. Seed or Nut Butter
- 1 TB. Coconut Butter
- 3/4 C. Unsweetened non-dairy milk
- 1/4 C. Coconut Water
- 1-2 C. Ice
- In a blender, combine all the ingredients except Ice.
- Blend on high, until coffee beans are broken down then add ice.
- Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
Looking for more delicious Smoothies? How about trying one of our other favorites.
Cookies and Cream Smoothie or even
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