One of my favourite breakfasts, guys. It doesn’t look super-pretty because I can’t be stuffed chucking a garnish on top, but hey: tasty and healthy and BIG! Excellent breakfasting… But I can be stuffed chucking it through a filter on my smartphone in an attempt to pretty it up for this blog… Sorry about that. HEARTS.
Choc Green Power Smoothie
4 cups water
handful pitted dates
3 tablespoons soaked/sprouted buckwheat
dash vanilla (extract or liquid stevia)
stalk off a bunch of broccoli
2 big handfuls of kale
4-6 tablespoons carob or cacao (or a mix of the two)
2 tsp maca powder
half tsp ground cinnamon
Blend, adding more water or ice as necessary. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, blend the water, dates, flaxseed, buckwheat, broccoli, and kale before adding the other ingredients. Makes 1-2 large servings.
You might want to use frozen bananas to keep it cool, or toss in a handful of frozen berries, or add more buckwheat for an extra protein boost if you’re into that sort of thing.
I typically use 3 parts carob to one part cacao in smoothies. The longer the tails on the buckwheat sprouts, the grassier the taste; if they’re just soaked overnight and rinsed, a high-speed blender obliterates them! But if you don’t have a monster blender, buckwheat might give a slight grit to a smoothie, like protein powder. If you are new to using greens in smoothies, use less and work your way up to using more. If greens in smoothies is old hat to you, add moar!