Double Chocolate Smoothie with Salted Pepitas – chocolately sweet and salty, this nutrient packed, protein dense smoothie is great as a snack, workout recovery, or superfood meal.
This post contains my astonishment that it is almost February, and a secret about my preferred dinner time. That and my Time Passing Astonishment? I am an old.
Happy weekend, and welcome to another Smoothie Saturday!
Last summer I was contacted by the folks at Ka’Chava, a superfood shake they call Tribal Superfood – The Whole Body Meal. I told them the same thing I always tell brands who want to send me product to review – that I will only share products I actually like and would use. I asked for a quantity that I could use for a month or more, to see if this would fulfill my expectations of a protein powder, meal replacement, second breakfast recovery, or snack.
They sent me tubs of both flavors, and I used it exclusively until it was gone.
I bought more.
I had Ka’Chava with me while traveling, it makes a great hotel breakfast. I often make a half serving in the afternoon, if I know we will be having dinner later than my preferred time of Early Bird Senior Discount Dinner In The Afternoon.
Ka’Chava boasts a long list of benefits: digestive health, sustained energy, mental focus, hunger control, lean muscle, and did I say sustained energy? The ingredient list is also impressive, with more than 60 nutrient-rich plants and super-foods, including chia, maca, amaranth, camu camu, and sacha inchi.
Ka’Chava is vegan, and free of gluten, dairy, soy, artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, and preservatives.
The chocolate is my favorite, and it really is great alone, mixed with milk or even water. I often use coconut water. I do have a few recipes I make with Ka’Chava that I hope to eventually share with you (one is truly unique and oh so good).
Today’s recipe is one I made three times this last week, and am making for Jason as soon as he wakes up. It’s a good one, and he expressed interest when he saw these photos.
Double Chocolate Smoothie with Salted Pepitas
YIELD: one meal smoothie or two snack smoothies
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
1 1/2 cups cold coconut water
2 scoops Ka’Chava Chocolate
1/2 avocado, pitted and peeled
1 tablespoon cashew butter (any nut butter)
1 ounce dark chocolate (72%)
1-2 tablespoons salted pepitas, as garnish
Add coconut water to blender, turn on to lowest setting. Add protein powder, put lid on blender and blend on high. Add avocado, cashew butter, and chocolate, return lid to blender and blend on highest speed until smooth.
Pour into serving glasses, top with salted pepitas and chopped chocolate, enjoy!
GIVEAWAY: one winner will receive a container of Ka’Chava ($70 value), in their choice of chocolate or vanilla flavor. One winner, one way to enter:
1) Leave a comment on this post: what is your favorite breakfast – that you would like to see made vegan / gluten free?
Enter through midnight Tuesday February 10. Winner selected via random number generator and notified via email on Wednesday, February 11. Winner have 72 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.
Ka’Chava provided me with product to try – thank you Ka’Chava – with the understanding that I only review products I like and use. I am not paid to write positive reviews, and I truly like this product – it rocks.
- 1½ cups cold coconut water
- 2 scoops Ka'Chava Chocolate
- ½ avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1 tablespoon cashew butter (any nut butter)
- 1 ounce dark chocolate (72%)
- 1-2 tablespoons salted pepitas, as garnish
- Add coconut water to blender, turn on to lowest setting. Add protein powder, put lid on blender and blend on high.
- Add avocado, cashew butter, and chocolate, return lid to blender and blend on highest speed until smooth.
- Pour into serving glasses, top with salted pepitas and chopped chocolate, enjoy!