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Update: This was one of the most popular recipes from my previous site, Mel’s Food Blog. I’ve re-tested and re-shot it and it stands as is. Try a bit less milk and frozen banana to make this into a smoothie bowl.
I love smoothies for breakfast – they’re quick, easy, and can be packed full of nutrition and flavour. They are, however, not as much fun in the winter. A cold breakfast on a cold morning usually doesn’t do it for me. Especially when the sun doesn’t show its face until 8 am (if at all).
This smoothie is the perfect combination of spicy and sweet. It has just enough heat to make a cold breakfast on a dark morning a good thing. It’s great for breakfast on the go. Also, who doesn’t love chocolate for breakfast? Be sure to run the blender a little longer than usual to ensure a smooth texture.
Spiced Chocolate Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened milk (regular or soy)
- 1 medium banana
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao or best-quality unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch ground nutmeg
- pinch ground cayenne
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Do you prefer a hot or cold breakfast this time of year?