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