Nutrition student Amber Sewell-Green shares a delicious Snickers smoothie recipe.
Snickers in a glass! Need I say more?
This smoothie is decadent and definitely hits the sweet spot, but is still high is protein and free from refined sugars and carbohydrates, leaving you energised and satisfied for longer.
Coconut and tahini contain good unsaturated fats that help lower cholesterol, improve digestion and have antimicrobial properties.
As mentioned in my chocolate mousse recipe, the cacao contains antioxidants and promotes neurotransmitters that release endorphins and serotonin mood boosters.
This recipe is paleo, vegan (if using non-dairy milk) and gluten free.
Drink in moderation, but most definitely enjoy!
What you will need
- 2 cups almond milk, oat milk or light milk (can use other milks but these are my recommendations for optimal taste and health)
- 1/4 cup light coconut cream
- 2 tbs of raw cocao or cocoa powder*
- 2-6 dried dates (depending on how sweet you want it)
- 1/2 cup of ice cubes
- 2 tbs tahini or other nut butter (choose low salt where possible)
- 1 tsp honey or vanilla essence (optional)
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
- 1 tbs protein powder (optional for an extra protein hit)
- Pre-soak the dates for 1-2 hours. You can use 2-3 fresh dates (unsoaked) instead if you prefer, but they can be pricier.
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until well combined.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy the goodness. Too easy!
*Try and use raw cocao if you can get it, otherwise cocoa will work too **For an alternative flavour, try adding banana and omitting the nut butter.