For anyone with fond memories of Nutella but looking for a healthy alternative, this protein + healthy fat + superfood-boosted chocolate hazelnut smoothie is a true breakfast of champions!
For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:
1 to 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, adjusted to desired consistency (I like to use my Almond Cow to make homemade plant-based milk)
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup roasted hazelnuts, pre-soaked*
1/4 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts, pre-soaked*
2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
2 pitted Medjool dates
2 Tbsp chia seeds or shelled hemp hearts
2 tsp maca powder (optional)
optional Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, pure stevia, or sweetener of choice, adjusted to taste
*Note: For better digestion, soak the hazelnuts and peanuts in salt water overnight. Rinse and drain before use.