Is there anything more disappointing than coming up with an awesome sauce recipe, something that is decadently delicious and having the pictures turn out terribly? Enter this chocolate raspberry swirl smoothie. I had this awesome idea for a smoothie. I could picture how it would look in my head and it was beautiful! And then putting it into action didn’t quite translate. The smoothie didn’t look how I pictured, and even worse, the pictures came out all wrong.
In an act of sheer bravery, I have decided to proceed with this recipe post in the hope that you can look past the icky pictures and try an awesomely delicious smoothie ;p
Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Smoothie (serves 2)
1 cup of frozen raspberries
1/2 cup of coconut water (or plain water)
1/4 cup of almond milk
Throw this in your blender and whir it up until you get a nice, pinky-red liquid. Put aside in a cup
1 large handful of spinach
2 bananas (frozen is best for a thicker texture – I didn’t have any frozen or the patience to wait so my smoothie was a little on the thin side)
1 + 1/4 cup of almond milk
2 heaping tbsp of cacao powder (cocao or carob is fine)
2 heaping tbsp of almond butter
I also threw in 1 heaping tbsp of honey, 2 tbsp hemp seeds, 1 tbsp maca & a tsp of lacuma – all optional, throw in your favourite smoothie mixins)
Blend all ingredients until well combined.
Start to slowly pour the spinach, chocolate mixture into your smoothie glass, once partly filled, start to slowly add the raspberry mixture at the same time and “swirl” the two together until your glass is full. Repeat with another glass and enjoy =)
Alternately – if you don’t need the pretty swirl look, just throw everything in the blender together and blend until combined.
Ok, ok. So the pictures aren’t that bad. But trust me when I say I had something completely different and way more awesome in mind and these do not do my original idea justice.
I’ve been feeling a little frustrated lately with my lack of picture-taking skills for this blog. Any tips, tricks, websites would be greatly appreciated =)