3 Oct 2014

BREAKFAST BERRY SMOOTHIE with CACAO DRIZZLE + CHIA PUDDING


Yo. This recipe is part of a Breakfast In Bed Fest series hosted by Canned Time! I am keeping it simple with a delicious fruit smoothie paired with raw chocolate sauce and chia seed pudding. This is not as big as my normal breakfast smoothies usually are but the chia seeds make you feel really full, so I was more than satisfied after drinking it up. Chia seeds are super sexy and super good for you; they help keep your hair and skin glowing, and your digestion system happily humming. The smoothie tastes more like a vegan milkshake than anything else, especially when you drizzle it with wholesome dark chocolate! This recipe is a winner. Try it out for breakfast or anything time of day, and show some love over at Canned Time right now!




BREAKFAST BERRY SMOOTHIE with CACAO DRIZZLE + CHIA PUDDING

Chia pudding:
1/4 cup walnut milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds

Smoothie:
1 1/2 cups walnut milk
1 banana
1 cup frozen mango
1/4 cup strawberries

Cacao drizzle:
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon maple syrup
Water, if needed

To make the chia pudding: stir together the chia seeds and walnut milk, then let it sit for 10 minutes. The chia seeds will double in size and soak up the milk so it becomes like rice pudding!

To make the smoothie: blend everything until smooth. 

To make the cacao drizzle: stir together the ingredients until combined. If it's not drizzly enough, add a tiny bit of water. Layer the pudding, smoothie and cacao drizzle as desired in a glass, then enjoy! I put the chia pudding in the bottom of the glass, drizzled the chocolate sauce inside the glass, then poured in the smoothie. 

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16 comments:

Vanessa said...

This looks beautiful and decadent, as per your usual. ;)

Kathy said...

I tried this smoothie today for lunch and it is wonderful. I even had some left over and that is a surprise for me. I gave some to my 2 dogs and they loved it. Minus the Cocoa. Thank you, I will be looking forward to more of your ideas.
Thanks for the great smoothie.

Josie Sparks said...

I've seriously contemplated printing out your photos to hang as artwork on my walls. You make the most gorgeous and tasty looking delights! The cacao drizzle sounds divine- I'll definitely be trying it today!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Holy heck!! This smoothie is such a cool idea!! Love it girl!

kikimora said...

Aaaa, I want this NOW *.*

Emily von Euw said...

@Josie Sparks - oh that is too nice of you :D x

Canned Time said...

Thanks again Emily. I was inspired to get a 2 quart jar full of chias after working on your post and I never thought they were so filling! I'm getting stuffed half way through my drinks now.
Love the recipe and thanks for your post in the BIBF ♡
Angela

Ella Rey said...

This look like a nasty smoothie...
I want this so much ;)

Luna Serenity said...

This looks absolutely incredible... I wish I had chia seeds!!

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Tori Mathew said...

Emily, is it always unhealthy to not have your period? I am eighteen and I haven't had it for six months.

Emily von Euw said...

@Tori Mathew - Hm well the obvious question is: are you pregnant!? Although after 6 months I'd think you'd notice so that's a slim chance. I think you should talk to your doctor about this, but personally I cannot think of a healthy reason your period would stop for that long, besides being pregnant. It's a normal female bodily cycle of shedding your uterine lining that should happen every month unless your egg is fertilized by sperm and your body actually needs to lining.

Gemma said...

Oh those chocolate swirls on top! I'm in love with this recipe! Can't wait to try it out...so I will rush to the farmer's market tomorrow and grab some mangoes! <3

xoxo

Happy (almost) weekend!

Jennifer Michaels said...

This smoothy was amazing! Thanks for another great recipe! I added a dallop of soy yogurt and went heavy with the strawberries. Yummm!

Anonymous said...

I had this for breakfast today too, it was delicious. I also make smoothies for my dogs which they love. I just wanted to comment on your post in case you weren't aware though, that walnuts are highly toxic to dogs. I wasn't going to say anything - didn't want to come across as nasty. But as walnuts are so dangerous for dogs I decided I should say something.
Best wishes.

Bonz said...

Could you use almond milk in place of the walnut milk?