4 Weeks of Functional Foods Digest #3
This week focuses on some unique additions to your kitchen - maca root, cacao powder, and coconut milk. Turn these superfoods into a breakfast smoothie or indulgent dessert!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie
makes 1 serving
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp flaxseed
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
1/2 tsp maca powder
1 serving unflavored collagen protein powder (I like Vital Proteins or Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate)
½ banana (ideally frozen)
1 tsp raw honey (optional)
Blend all ingredients together. Pour and enjoy!
Easy Chocolate Mousse (dairy-free)
Makes 8 servings
2 cans coconut cream or 2 cans of full-fat coconut milk
2 tbsp powdered sugar
3 tbsp cacao powder
Pinch of salt
2 squares of dark chocolate (70% or higher), shaved
Place cans of coconut cream or coconut milk in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. This will allow the fat (cream) to harden so it can be whipped.
Open cans and remove the white solid cream. Place in a medium or large bowl.
Add the sweetener and beat on high using a hand mixer until it has a smooth texture and stiff peaks form.
Fold in the cacao powder, chocolate shavings, and salt.
Keep refrigerated until ready to serve!