Spice up your breakfast routine with this Mayan Cacao Healthy Breakfast Smoothie.
You can add doTERRA Onguard for an immune-boosting kick. If you’re a sucker for quick and healthy breakfasts then this video is for you :)
- 2 tbsp Date Paste
- 2 cups Pea milk
- 3 tbsp Almond butter
- 1 ½ tbsp Cacao powder
- ½ tbsp Cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1½ cups ice
- Mulberries (Dry)
- doTERRA On Guard Essential Oil
Make your own date paste: Blend a few dates with water and leave in the fridge to overnight.
Step 1. Place the Pea milk in a blender. Add the cacao powder, dates, almond butter, cayenne pepper, and ice. Blend until smooth.
Step 2. Put 1 drop of On Guard essential oil in your smoothie. Add blueberries, mulberries and cayenne pepper as a garnish.
Hey everyone, it’s Lindsey Victoria here from A Life Well-Balanced.
Today, I’m so excited to be in the kitchen with Nathi Toro, she’s a plant-based chef and she is going to show us a delicious, healthy breakfast smoothie that we can make on the run, on the go before work.
And she says it’s a really good introduction if you’re looking at going with a plant-based lifestyle.
Lindsey: So take it away. Show us what we’re doing.
Nathi: It’s very simple. I know a lot of people like chocolate. So when I started, that was the best transition for me.
You can use fresh or frozen fruits as well but for me, this is very simple. It’s only a couple ingredients. The only crazy ingredient that I use is Date paste and what I do with the Date paste is I just put them in the blender with a little bit of water. Blend them up. Put them in a container and even in the fridge. It has a lot of fiber. This is going to help you with the digestive system and also gives you a lot of energy. That’s one ingredient we’re going to use.
And then we’ll add a superfood. We’re going to use cacao powder.
Lindsey: Comes straight from cacao plant?
Nathi: Yeah, unsweetened, nothing added. Next up, we’re going to do almond butter.
Lindsey: I love that.
Nathi: It’s delicious and I love the crunchy ones.
Lindsey: How much of that almond butter are we going to use?
Nathi: We’re going to use about 1 tablespoon for 2 servings. You can add more but we’re trying to keep it simple, so 1 tbsp should be fine.
And we’re going to add Pea milk. This is an alternative to dairy and then we’re going to top it off with beautiful blueberries so it’s going to have a little bit of crunch. If you want to make it even thicker you can add frozen bananas and make it into a healthy breakfast smoothie bowl.
Nathi: And last but not least we’re going to use actually 2 more ingredients. 1 will be mulberries. Mulberries are high in Vitamin C.
Lindsey: Can you get those at the grocery store?
Nathi: Yeah you can.
And then the last thing, it’s cayenne pepper. This will wake up your metabolism in the morning. So the combination of cacao and cayenne pepper is like an immune booster too.
And we’re going to add On Guard of doTERRA essential oil and this one has orange, cinnamon, clove, rosemary and eucalyptus. So it’s a really good blend for your immune system.
Lindsey: It’s going to be a good immune boosting blend.
Nathi: For sure. Alright, Lindsey, you’re going to help me.
Lindsey: Okay, I’m ready.
Nathi: All right, getting the blender. So we’re going to go ahead and put 2 cups of the milk.
Lindsey: 2 cups of the milk, all right. I’m not much of a chef but whatever I can learn from Nathi, I will take it.
Nathi: It really is simple.
Lindsey: This is simple, yeah.
Nathi: So we got our milk. Then we’re going to add 2 scoops which is about a tablespoon and a half. I like the chocolatey.
Lindsey: And so you can get cacao powder at the grocery store.
Nathi: Anywhere, yeah
Lindsey: Where do we look? What aisle do we look for these things?
Nathi: For the most part, they’re in this superfood aisle. If you’re in healthy food.
Then we’re going to add the Date paste. This is about 2 tbsp of Date paste. And then we’re going to add about two of these. This is about actually three of these that will make it 1tbsp so you want to help me with that.
Lindsey: So we’ll have 1 tbsp of this but I’m doing 3. Delicious, I do love almond butter.
Nathi: And then for those who like it spicy we’re adding the cayenne pepper. About half a tbsp.
Lindsey: It’s thick.
Nathi: It’s very thick. And now we’re going to add some ice.
Lindsey: Great. Is that about a cup of ice?
Nathi: A cup and a half.
Lindsey: We’ll put all of the measurements and everything below this video so you guys have the recipe. So you just put it on. When do you put the drop of essential oil?’
Nathi: We’re going to put it after. I usually don’t put my essential oils before because it will warm it up.
Lindsey: Okay so I’m just going with this one.
So, 1 drop of the essential oil, that’s it. Remember if you’re following any of my videos about essential oils, you only need one drop. Don’t overdo it.
Nathi: Okay, we’re going to crank it up for a minute. Perfect.
Nathi: It smells very chocolatey.
Lindsey: So this would be enough to substitute breakfast. Does it have enough protein and everything to substitute your breakfast or this is meant for a snack?
Nathi: Yeah this is more like first thing in the morning before breakfast or as a snack in the middle of the day. If you want to add protein to it, you can add hemp protein, you can add greens even with the chocolate so it tastes delicious.
Lindsey: Perfect. I’m so excited and the consistency looks great.
Nathi: Yeah, it depends. If you want it a little bit thicker, you add less milk, but I like my smoothies runny.
Lindsey: Me too, I like it that way as well.
Nathi: Now we’re going to add blueberries.
Lindsey: So you didn’t even blend the blueberries.
Lindsey: You put them fresh. I like that
Nathi: And same with the mulberries.
Lindsey: Are these dried mulberries?
Nathi: These are dried
Lindsey: I wish you guys can taste this, but if you make it in your kitchen, then you’ll be able too.
Nathi: Then a little bit of cayenne pepper on top if you like the kick. We added some in there and now we’re adding some on top.
Lindsey: I’m so excited to try it. Thank you. That was really good. And the kick.
Nathi: You get the kick.
Lindsey: I get the kick. Definitely an immune booster right there.
We’ll make sure we put the recipe below the video so you guys can have this as a snack. And if you have any questions you know who to reach out to. Leave us comments.
Visit Nathi Toro and nathitoro.com. She’ll have lots of recipes and other plant-based information there.
So thanks for watching we’ll see you next time.
Lindsey is the author of A Life Well-Balanced, a lifestyle blog dedicated to helping people live a more balanced life – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.