This one's deceptively healthful and protein-rich. The coconut oil has lauric acid, which is good for children’s growing brains. The cacao nibs are abundant with antioxidants.
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup raw cashews or raw sunflower seeds
- 2 to 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 10 ice cubes
Combine the banana, cashews or sunflower seeds, cocoa powder (to taste), cacao nibs, almond milk, coconut oil and ice cubes in a blender. Puree until smooth.
Divide between glasses; serve immediately.
VARIATION: Optional items that can be added include flax seed oil (for omega 3 essential fatty acids); a handful of dark, leafy greens (for calcium, vitamins and fiber); green food powder (such has powdered spinach, for calcium and vitamins); raw apple cider (for blood alkalinity).
From Casey Seidenberg and Katherine Sumner of Nourish Schools LLC.
Tested by Kendra Nichols.
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