From the Blender: Purple Superfoods Smoothie

I'm the first to admit skepticism about the term "superfoods"—I think all whole foods (and pizza slices and cheeseburgers) are pretty super when you come right down to it. But I still can't resist a healthy and delicious smoothie packed with some of the most-touted superfoods, including blueberries, almonds, and raw cacao.

The cacao gives this drink a satisfying depth of flavor that rests beneath all the purple berry goodness. Raw cacao is quite bitter, so do use the dates or substitute a sweetener of your choice to balance it out.

About the author: Carolyn Cope is the voice behind the popular food blog Umami Girl. A recent transplant to London, she's trying her best to act nonchalant in the company of courgettes and aubergines. Find her on Facebook and Twitter.

From the Blender: Purple Superfoods Smoothie

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About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 2
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:Regular or high-speed blender

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup almond milk (homemade or purchased)
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs or powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Procedures

  1. 1

    Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until perfectly smooth. Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.

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