Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Mocha Cherry Smoothie

I've been making a lot of Chocolate Cherry Bomb smoothies lately based on Kristen's Raw Vegan Recipe but decided last week that I needed a bit more of a kick to I made a version with espresso - it was so yummy I have to share! Plus I had the day off work waiting for Sky to appear between 8am and 5pm so had plenty of time on my hands and took lots of photos!



Those are chocolate covered espresso beans sinking in on top!

Serves 1:

  • 200ml rice milk

  • glass of water

  • 2 shots espresso

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 80g frozen cherries

  • 1 scoop chocoalte protein powder

  • 20g Dark Chocolate dreams peanut butter

  • 10g Linwoods flax, cocoa and berry mix

  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan gum (plus guar gum if you have it)


Put all the ingredients in a blender (liquid first) and blend until smooth. Enjoy!



Calories
554


Carbs
57


Protein
48


Fat
17






















Edit: I should probably add, after reading Tamzin's comment that I had about 2/3 for breakfast and the rest as a snack before dinner! And I did several hours of walking that day! Normally a breakfast smoothie would be around 300 cals to fit in with my weight loss.

6 comments:

  1. That looks -gorgeous-! Out of interest, are the gums added for thickening or some other purpose?

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  2. Sounds like a tasty smoothie 554 calories is pretty high though? Is that one meal or do you enough for 2? x x

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  3. Looks good and at least you were able to be produictive whilst waiting fot the Sky man to turn up!

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  4. StellaDoesHealthyEating20 July 2010 at 20:52

    I just use it for thickening, adding guar gum adds to creaminess and they work best together apparently but I still haven't got round to ordering any.

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  5. would it be any good without the banana, am allergic to those bad boys,

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  6. StellaDoesHealthyEating24 July 2010 at 19:48

    Yeah I think it would be lovely without - it's mostly for thickness as the other flavours are much stronger than the banana anyway!

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