Coco-Berry and Almond Smoothie

18 July 2016

Smoothies are my favourite way to pack in lots of nourishing ingredients in one quick meal, and they literally take 2 minutes to make. Smoothies are an ideal option for just about any meal, be it breakfast, lunch, dinner or even an afternoon pick me up, especially when you are super busy or not really in the mood to cook.

This particular recipe uses bananas, youngberries and Earth & Co’s Almond Milk as a base, which you can buy online via the Faithful to Nature Online Store. The bananas and berries used in this smoothie make this delicious smoothie rich in potassium and anti-oxidants, so I would particularly recommend enjoying pre or post workout. You can also add a vegan protein powder of your choice (hemp / pea / brown rice) to fortify the nutritional benefits. I also include detoxifying cinnamon, and ground cloves, as well as raw cacao powder to boost mood and release those feel good endorphins.

Coco-Berry and Almond Smoothie ingredients


125ml Earth & Co Almond Drink

2 frozen peeled bananas

2 tbsp. raw almonds

1 cup frozen red currants (leave 1 tsp for garnishing)

6 large strawberries (leave 1 for garnishing)

1 tbsp. cacao powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

¼ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp ground cloves

6 large strawberries (leave 1 for garnishing)

4 tbsp. coconut flakes (divided in half)


Coco-Berry and Almond Smoothie pre-blend

Step 1:

Add all ingredients above to high speed blender and blend thoroughly until thick smoothie forms (about 30 seconds). You should be able to eat it with a spoon. If too thick for your palette, simply add a little more Earth & Co Almond Drink.

Coco-Berry and Almond Smoothie post-blend

Step 2:

Pour into serving jar (I like to collect jam / condiment / pickle jars and use these to carry my smoothies in – best no-spill option for on-the-go), and garnish by cutting a small incision in the middle of the tip of your strawberry and placing on the side of the mouth of the jar. Top with remaining coconut flakes and red currants.

Coco-Berry and Almond Smoothie 2
Coco-Berry and Almond Smoothie 3


Yours in health always,



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