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Raw cacao smoothie

This rich chocolaty smoothie is a great little treat or an energy booster after exercise.
It’s quick and easy to make and I love the great flavour cacao brings to this smoothie . If you’re suffering with digestive issues, eating too much fruit can trigger symptoms. Also, some fruits can cause more issues than others. Some smoothies contain a lot of fruit so if you want to enjoy a smoothie just make sure it’s only got about one portion of tummy friendly fruit in it. You might think adding courgette seems strange but you won’t even notice it as it’s a pretty tasteless vegetable. So adding it will add a portion of veg without you even noticing. A big plus in my opinion.

1 banana
ΒΌ courgette
250 ml ( 1 cup) almond milk
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp chia seeds
2 tsp sunflower seeds
a few ice cubes

1. Peal the banana and chop up in smaller peaces
2. Chop up a quarter of a courgette
3. Add the banana, courgette and all other ingredients to either a smoothie maker, food processor or a hand held blender. Whizz all the ingredients together well
4. Sprinkle some seeds on top for decoration
5. Serve straight away