Chocolate can be a perfectly healthy food; it’s all the other stuff we typically eat along with the chocolate that makes it so questionable. Fortunately, it’s perfectly possible to tone down the bitterness of raw cacao and make it delicious without adding a huge pile of junk. In this smoothie, you can re-create an almost Nutella-like taste with just three ingredients: cocoa powder, dates, and hazelnuts.
- ¾ cup water;
- ¼ cup whole hazelnuts, without the skin, soaked in water overnight and drained;
- 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder;
- 3 dates, pitted;
- 10 ice cubes;
- Combine the water, the hazelnuts, the dates, and the cocoa powder in blender and blend until smooth.
- Add in the ice and blend again until you get the desired texture.
- Serve ice cold.