Chocolate for breakfast? yes please.
How? The Ferrero Rocher Smoothie.
Ferrero Rochers have always been my fave Christmas treat; the gold wrapping and french name always make them feel so luxurious. I used to hide them in my bedroom away from the rest of the family, and savour them slowly. So slowly there would still be a stale one in April. (what that says about my relationship with food is another story..)
This Christmas I had ferrero rocher and was reminded of my turbulent love affair with the luxurious chocolate, and while I ate chocolate for breakfast I had the idea for this smoothie.
After spending the holidays with my family and indulging in home cooked meals and decadent desserts I’m ready to get back to normal eating habits, and one of my staples are smoothies for breakfast. They’re such an easy way to make a quickie brekie that packs a major punch. This ferrero rocher smoothie helped me ease the transition from chocolate for breakfast to my new year wellness goals.
So in honour of all of us who still wish we could eat chocolate for breakfast I created this healthy ferrero rocher smoothie that you would never know is a well rounded breakfast. Enjoy 🙂
raw cacao is one of the best sources of magnesium found in nature. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body including detoxification. It’s also a mood booster.
hazelnuts, nut butter & ground flax are all high in omega 3s which are essential for brain, immune system, and skin health – dry skin is a common sign of deficiency in omega 3s. Omega 3s are called essential fatty acids because our body cannot create them so we have to eat them! yum.
sea salt brings out flavour & high in adrenal gland balancing minerals
maca a is an “adaptogen” with the ability to balance and stabilize the body’s hormonal, nervous, and cardiovascular systems. For this reason it is particularly effective for improving libido. Maca can help cope with stress, and stabilize our moods and energy. It also has 31 minerals and trace elements
spinach is high in chlorophyll to break down toxins
- 2 cups almond milk
- handful crushed ice
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/4 cup hazelnuts
- 2 tbsp raw cacao
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp nut butter
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp maca powder
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- Gather all your delicious ingredients
- Pulse the hazelnuts in the blender to break them into smaller pieces
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender + blend baby blend.
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