We do love a smoothie to start off the day, but on cold winter mornings we wouldn't mind swapping it for something warm. So why not combine the two? When you feel like having a smoothie, but are also craving something warm and toasty, this cross between porridge and a smoothie has become a favourite of ours. So much so we've had it 3 days in a row! Plus if you are running late - it's just as nice cold.
1 – 1.5 cups of almond or coconut milk (if you like your smoothie quite thick, use 1 cup) 1 generous handful of mixed nuts - ideally soaked overnight (we use walnuts and almonds, but Brazil nuts are nice too) 2 tablespoon of Vanilla Sunwarrior - available here 1 tablespoons coconut oil - available here 1 – 2 tablespoons gluten free oats (depending on how thick you like it!) 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon lacuma powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon cinnamon A pinch of Himalayan salt
1 heaped teaspoon of raw chocolate powder A pinch of cayenne pepper to warm you up 1 date or ½ a banana if you need extra sweetness (if you don't have protein powder to hand you can just sub for 1/2 a banana)
Warm the milk gently, while putting all other ingredients into your blender. Add warm milk to blender container. Blend until smooth and creamy. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon and drink!