September 28, 2010

Strawberry-Cocoa Soy Smoothie

If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed my growing obsession with smoothies. Ever since I discovered how easy it is to make home-made soy milk, I have been experimenting with different delicious smoothie flavours. I have used a lot of strawberries since they are in season, but as we start to have more and more summer fruits (like mangoes!) available, I will most definitely be using them too.

The wonderful Coco Chocolate opened its store in Mosman just recently, and of course I had to pop in to buy a little treat. I decided to get a bag of cocoa nibs I had tried at the chocolate tasting evening. The cocoa nibs really give this smoothie a delicious, but slightest chocolate flavour and a beautiful fragrance, and it's 100% guilt-free! ;-)

Strawberry-Cocoa Soy Smoothie
(Serves 2)

250g strawberries, washed and hulled
1 tsp natural vanilla extract
1 tbsp organic maple syrup
1 tbsp unrefined cocoa nibs
700ml home-made soy milk

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.