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100% Raw Cacao-Banana Smoothies

HERE’S A GREAT SMOOTHIE RECIPE for someone making the transition to a 100% Raw Food Lifestyle, from personal experience, a Raw Cacao-Banana Smoothie is one of the best things to help that transition go “smoothly”.

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To make this smoothie, it’s important to get the freshest ingredients. After getting everything I needed from Whole Foods Market, I went home to make my first batch of raw almond milk. I had some almonds soaked in water since last night, and I placed them in a blender with 3 cups of water and, presto… fresh almond milk! I squeezed the stuff through cheese cloth to capture the pulp, and the liquid looks just like fresh milk with some foam on top. Awesome!

How to Make a Raw Cacao Banana Smoothie

I’ll keep the pulp to make some almond cheese later. For detailed instructions, check out my post on how to make fresh raw almond milk.

Ingredients

1 – cup freshly made almond milk
1 – large banana
1 – tablespoon agave nectar
1 – tablespoon cacao powder
1 – sprinkle of cacao nibs (optional)
15 – ice cubes

Basic Instructions

  • Simply put all the above ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth… and that’s it!

Anyway, the end result… I was able to make a very delicious raw cacao smoothie!

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Note: This is similar to a Cacao Banana Smoothie recipe I posted sometime last year, but the big difference is the raw, freshly made almond milk. Soy milk (from the other recipe) of course, is not raw. But, the almond milk tastes so much better freshly made, and allows me to be 100% Raw!



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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

32 COMMENTS
  1. debbie

    I had the same thing for breakfast, only I add Vitamineral green to all my liquids, makes me feel like I am getting all the nutrients I need.
    stay raw!
    deb

  2. debbie

    I had the same thing for breakfast, only I add Vitamineral green to all my liquids, makes me feel like I am getting all the nutrients I need.
    stay raw!
    deb

  3. randomguru

    Thanks for the tip, Debbie! I will have to try that out. It’s not “green” in color, though? Does it turn your cacao smoothie green color?

  4. randomguru

    Thanks for the tip, Debbie! I will have to try that out. It’s not “green” in color, though? Does it turn your cacao smoothie green color?

  5. randomguru

    Hi G! Yes it does look quite good, doesn’t it? And, I think this is something I can have every day. It is a good raw energy booster.

  6. randomguru

    Hi G! Yes it does look quite good, doesn’t it? And, I think this is something I can have every day. It is a good raw energy booster.

  7. Jonathan

    I just tried this tonight. Amazingly good! Thanks for the recipe. One of my new favs!

  8. Chris Hughes

    this drink is SOOOO delicious!!! Thanks for it 🙂 It gives me such an awesome boost in the morning!

  9. Jon

    If you are watching your sugar try this, it is amazing and very low in calories! ~150-200 max

    1 – cup freshly made almond milk
    1/2 – large banana
    3 – medium strawberries
    1 – tablespoon cacao powder1 – tablespoon flax seed15 – ice cubes
    1 – teaspoon instant coffee
    1 – pinch of cinnamon

  10. Cher

    DELICIOUS! The cacao nibs are perfect for extra crunch. I am in love.

  11. Arianne

    It looks really really good!! But.. what if you’re allergic to almonds? (and soy) can I use other milk?

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