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Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw cacao nibs, banana vanilla almond smoothies!

on 09/02/2014
The lovely breakfast smoothies before adding the Raw cacao nibs!
The lovely breakfast smoothies before adding the Raw cacao nibs!

Today, I made Vegan, Gluten-Free Raw cacao nibs, banana, vanilla almond smoothies! These are very filling too! πŸ™‚ We drank them as a nice filling breakfast before going, on a long walk! πŸ™‚

Recipe: For 1750 ml = 7 cups of liquid


1000 ml of home-made unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 ripe large banana, peeled & each cut up into 2

1/2 cup + 1/3 cup raw cacao nibs

3 pitted dates ( or a few more, if you like itΒ to be a bit more sweet! πŸ˜‰ )

1 cup + 1/2 cup larger full oat flakes


1. Take your Vitamix. Put all your ingredients in this order in it. Blend on full & high-speed until fully joined, using the tamper to push ingredients into the running blades. Blend for about 15 to 30 seconds max. Taste! It has to taste yummy & you must taste the richer chocolate flavour of the raw cacao nibs & the vanilla almond flavour!!! Enjoy!

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70 responses to “Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw cacao nibs, banana vanilla almond smoothies!

  1. Sean says:

    Hey sophie! These smoothies must very delicious! I am going to make them now! I have home-made sweetened almond milk in my fridge so I am going to use that & omit the dates! Thanks so much!,:)

  2. twbarritt says:

    You do love that VitaMix! I’m beginning to think I should make the investment!

  3. Barbara says:

    Love your smoothies, Sophie. You always have delicious combinations!

  4. Looks superb Sophie, I really must try this. We’re actually off for a walk now too….

  5. Laura says:

    Yum! Making this pre-run today!

  6. Ooh yumm! Sounds like a delicious smoothie. Would definitely try makin these.

  7. boeddhamum says:

    I love cocoa nibs, they give such a delicate taste!
    Great idea to add the oats too, sounds very delicious and nutritious πŸ™‚

  8. It looks very tasty!

  9. Carolyn Jung says:

    Love cocoa nibs! They have such great texture, plus that lovely bitter, earthy, nutty chocolate flavor.

  10. great idea! I have a bunch of cacao nibs that I haven’t used in awhile (usually just add to yogurt or put in waffle batter).

  11. aryana0821 says:

    delicious smoothie πŸ™‚

  12. All the best tastes in one breakfast drink! But I have to track down raw cacao nibs. thanks Sophie!

  13. Liz says:

    What a great combination for a smoothie and healthy too!

  14. Yummmm!!! This smoothie looks amazing!! Love the addition of oat flakes as well!

  15. lalafeefee says:

    That looks delicious. What did we ever do before the Vitamix lol.

  16. Another yummy smoothie!

  17. This is right up my alley. Two thumbs up!

  18. Liz says:

    love cacao nibs. throw them into almost everything I bake. Hadn’t thought of smoothies, but of course! You’re brilliant, my dear πŸ™‚

  19. Hotly Spiced says:

    This would be great energy food before going on a walk. Love the vanilla and cacao nibs xx

  20. Annie says:

    So simple and tasty!

  21. Nice and sweet Sophie πŸ™‚

  22. That sounds so good! πŸ™‚

  23. This looks like one delicious smoothie! I’ve been craving them so this is going to hit the right spot!

  24. A glorious start to any day, no doubt! I’ve been really into raw cacao nibs lately, but I hadn’t yet thought to incorporate them into smoothies. I’d be tempted to leave it crunchy and make a mint chocolate chip version. πŸ˜‰

  25. Norma Chang says:

    You create the coolest smoothies and healthy too.

  26. rika@vm says:

    That is some smashin’ smoothie you’ve got there! I loveeeeee homemade almond milk and made two batches last week – it’s really tasty with fresh cinnamon. Now I wanna try this with raw cacao nibs & banana πŸ˜‰

  27. The smoothies look so tasty Sophie! This has got lots of goodness in it too! πŸ˜€

  28. laurasmess says:

    This looks great Sophie, I love the idea of adding cacao nibs to a smoothie. Unfortunately my blender isn’t good enough to make them smooth so I normally just add powder. A great way to start the day πŸ™‚ x

  29. This looks wonderful Sophie! Celeste πŸ™‚

  30. The vegan 8 says:

    These sound delicious Sophie!! I bet they are so delicious and incredibly chocolatey!! Creamy and thick like a milkshake πŸ™‚

  31. LOVING the cacao nibs here! Yum πŸ™‚

  32. Katarina says:

    Yummy smoothie πŸ™‚ Hugs!!

  33. afracooking says:

    Raw cocao nibs – keep seeing them, but have not bought them yet.But looking at this recipe – YUM!

  34. Koko says:

    Ohh Sophie, you make me miss my vitamix so much!!! Cacao nibs are my favourite!!

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