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Active time

10 min

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Total time

20 min

Difficulty

Difficulty

easy

Portions

Servings

2 portions

Ingredients

Buckwheat cacao crunch

· 1 tbsp coconut oil
· ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
· 3 tsp pure maple syrup
· 80 g raw buckwheat groats
· 2 tbsp shredded coconut
· 2 tbsp flaked almonds
· 2 tbsp raw cacao powder

Smoothie

· 1 ripe banana (approx. 140 g), frozen and cut into pieces
· ½ avocado, flesh only, cut into pieces
· 40 g fresh baby spinach leaves
· 250 g coconut water (see Tips)
· 1 tbsp nut butter
· ½ tsp psyllium husk (optional)
· 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder (optional)
· ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
· 1 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into slices, to serve
· 125 g fresh raspberries, to serve
· 125 g fresh blueberries, to serve
· 1 tsp hemp seeds, to serve
· 2 tbsp dessicated coconut, to serve

 

Preparation

Buckwheat cacao crunch

1  Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray (30 x 40 cm) with baking paper.
2  Place crunch ingredients into mixing bowl and mix 5 sec/reverse symbol/speed 4. Transfer onto prepared tray and bake for 8-10 minutes (180°C), until toasted. Transfer into a bowl. Rinse and dry mixing bowl.

 

Smoothie
3  Place banana, avocado, spinach, coconut water, nut butter, psyllium husk (optional), protein powder (optional) and cinnamon into mixing bowl and blend 30 sec/speed 10. Divide between 2 serving bowls and garnish with kiwifruit, raspberries, blueberries, hemp seeds, coconut and 2 tablespoons of the Buckwheat cacao crunch to serve.

 

Tips

· You can replace the coconut water with any kind of liquid (try pomegranate juice, cow’s milk, yoghurt, orange juice, soy milk or carrot juice). There are endless flavour combinations!
· You can top your bowl with any kind of fresh or dried fruit, cereal, nuts or seeds you like. Get creative with what’s in your pantry and refrigerator.
· You can store the Buckwheat cacao crunch for up to 1 week in a sealable container in the pantry.
· Freeze any smoothie leftovers in ice cube trays and blend with coconut water for a frozen treat.
· To make your own nut butter, try the Mixed seed and nut spread from our Eat Well cookbook

 

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This recipe is featured in our Eat Well cookbook available at TheMix Shop.

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