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Banana, Peanut Butter and Cacao Smoothie

This morning I was lucky enough to present a nutrition seminar to the talented group of young New Zealander’s representing our fine nation at the International World Skills Championships in Sau Paulo, Brazil next August. It was quite an early start to a usually sleepy Sunday morning as the dear pooch still needed a run before breakfast!

Once home, I just happened to open my phone and a delicious looking breakfast smoothie care of Nadia Lim was the very first thing I saw. I just couldn’t do anything else until I made this delicious looking thick shake. I altered the amounts slightly as it was breakfast for one this morning (someone was still sleeping!).

It is seriously the best smoothie combination and I literally can’t wait to jump out of bed in the morning to make it tomorrow (super fuel for the Kaikoura races tomorrow too!). I know I say this each time I post a smoothie recipe, but I swear they just keep getting better and better and more delicious. This one is top of the smoothie pops. I promise.

Banana, Peanut Butter and Cacao Smoothie - serves 1

  • 1 banana, sliced into rounds and frozen

  • 1/3 avocado

  • 1 Tbspn Pics Peanut Butter

  • 1 Tbspn raw cacao powder

  • ½ -3/4 cup almond milk (or cows or soy milk)

  • Dash of vanilla powder

  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds

To serve: Handful of toasted nuts and seeds and Cacao nibs (optional)

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a Nutribullet or high powered blender and blend until creamy

  2. Pour into a serving glass and top with toasted nuts and seeds and a few cacao nibs if using

  3. Devour and enjoy with a spoon!

Gluten-free, Dairy-free (with nut or soy milk)

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