Recipes, Smoothies

Coconut, Cocao, and Acai.

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One of the greatest things is cocao powder. Raw cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The real cocoa bean itself! The process of cold-pressing keeps the enzymes alive in the cocoa. So, cocao looks the same as cocoa, but it is different! I discovered it a couple years ago and have used it ever since. While I was serving a mission my mom would always send me packets of cocao for my morning smoothies! So girls we can still have our chocolate! Even in the morning right after your run 🙂 Also, over these past couple of years I have discovered the perfect recipe for the perfect day…

  1. Wake up and start the day out with some form of exercise. Cycling, running, pilates, or even the gym.
  2. Come home and fill yourself up with a delicious smoothie.
  3. Sit down and fill yourself spiritually by inspiring conference talks (you can find here), or by studying your scriptures.

I promise this is the perfect recipe for an AMAZING day.

Well, I just love this smoothie! I have it in the mornings and it fuels me perfectly for the day! I also love to top it with whole grain puffed rice or millet (Its gluten free too 🙂 ). It gives me the crunch in the smoothie that I just love!

This recipe is gluten & dairy free! Also vegan and has no added sugars. Which is a recipe for one happy tummy!

img_8166editCoconut Cocao Açaí Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients: 

  1. 1/2 cup almond coconut milk
  2. 1 apple
  3. 1 frozen banana
  4. 1/2 scoop vanilla vega protein powder
  5. 1 Tbs Cocao (you can find cocao at your local health food store)
  6. 1 scoop Açaí powder
  7. 1 cup ice

Toppings:

sliced frozen bananas, coconut flakes, & frozen blue berries

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Directions

  1. Pour your almond coconut milk into your blender
  2. Add your chopped apples & bananas. Mix on low speed then gradually increase to medium speed.
  3. Add your yummy powders.
  4. Increase your blender to high speed and add your ice.
  5. Pour and then add your toppings 🙂
  6. Enjoy!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Love,

Rachel Aletta

Y PARA MIS QUERIDAS AMIGAS…

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Ingredients:

1/2 taza de leche de planta

1 platano

1 manzana

1 cucharada de polvo de vanilla (Puede comprar la vanilla aqui. También puede comprarla en la tienda local (Fry’s, Smith’s, Sprouts, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes)

1 cucharada de polvo de acai y cocao

1 taza hielo

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Direcciones:

Verter la leche en la licuadora. Cortar el platano y manzana. Anadirlos a la licuadora. Anadir los polvos. Aumentar la velocidad de su licuador y gradualmente anadir el hielo.

Buen provecho!🙂

Con amor,

Raquel Aletta🙂

 

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