Most people are surprised to learn that chocolate is vegan. Chocolate comes from the cacao beans of the cacao tree and is therefore plant-based! In general, most store-bought chocolate products contain milk, hence the common misconception that chocolate is not vegan.
This is great news for chocolate-lovers! If you love chocolate, you won’t have to give it up if you wish to live a vegan lifestyle. Here is an easy recipe for a super quick smoothie that is not only tasty but healthy and nutritious, without the added dairy and sugar!
1 cup raw coconut water or nut milk (almond or hazelnut)
1/3 cup organic frozen berries of your choice
1/2 of a frozen banana
1 teaspoon seamoss powder (also called Irish Moss)
Dash of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cacao powder
1/4 cup of soaked dates (can add more or less until you reach your desired level of sweetness.)
Optional: 1 tablespoon of almond, peanut or cashew butter.
Add ingredients to your high-speed blender and voila!