Smoothie Recipe of the Week: Chocolate-Coconut Cream Smoothie

Today's smoothie is a big favourite of mine, although I make it somewhat differently from what you see in the video (hint: I don't use the coconut cream-- but it does sound delicious).  I also don't use a lot of protein powders, but I have in the past, and my husband does when he is training for runs, etc. I like the fact that she uses fairtrade cacao (because the cacao industry is really dominated by corruption and pretty awful stuff that you can learn more about in this documentary).  I also have NEVER add water ice, although I often use frozen berries or fruit which serves the same purpose as far as I am concerned.  But doesn't looking at this smoothie just make you salivate?  It is fair to note that both Frederic Patenaude and Paul Nison, leaders in the raw vegan movement, see raw cacao as a stimulant and a toxin.  But Nison, at least, allows that it can be used as a "treat" -- just not as an everyday drink, which those persons who see cacao as a 'superfood' (David Wolfe, for example) would disagree with.  Anyhow, enjoy this little concoction as a treat, I say!

This smoothie information is for you-- it's my bias-- so please see your own health care professional before making any health-related decisions. If you found anything useful, intriguing, or have questions, I would really appreciate your feedback... please use the comment box below. To your better and better health, ~Cynthia

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