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Vegan Chocolate & Hazelnut Smoothie Recipe

I never thought I could love a smoothie so much! Today I am sharing with you my favourite smoothie recipe which has easily become one of my raw breakfasts. I have shared it with a few people (non-vegan) and they all love it and get really surprised when I tell them it is completely raw and vegan.

There is probably a similar recipe out on the internet, but until I find it, I will remain very proud of myself for creating this dreamy drink! It is super easy and quick to make and it tastes incredible…almost like nutella haha

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You will need:

1 small/medium frozen banana

2 pitted dates

4 hazelnuts (also good with almonds)

1/2 cup of raw fine oats

1 very full tsp of raw cocoa powder

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Blend everything together with about 1 1/2 cups of water, although you can adjust the amount of water depending on how thick you want your smoothie. Pro tip: after I blend all my ingredients the smoothie is quite runny, so I  leave it on the fridge for about 5-10 minutes before drinking. This will make the smoothie thicker and creamier due to the oats we added.

If you find that your blender does not completely blend the dates, leaving chunky bits at the bottom of your cup, try to soak the dates in warm water before making your smoothie. I highly recommend making the smoothies with raw cocoa powder and not any chocolate drink powder as it won’t have that crisp sweet and bitter taste of cocoa.

I hope you have a go at this easy raw smoothie, it is a great way to incorporate raw meals into your diet. Let me know your thoughts in the comments, thank you so much for reading! Lots of love,

Ines x



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