One delicious side-effect (and I do mean delicious) of hosting yoga retreats at my home and retreat center is the plethora of scrumptious recipes I am forced (yeah right) to come up with for each event. From time to time we have left over sautéed fruit, and it freezes up nicely to be used for something in the future. Tonight, for example, I pulled out of the freezer a few frozen banana chunks that had been cooked in ghee and cardamom and served with one of our breakfasts. I made an incredible little "dessert drink" for my Love and I out of these little jewels.
It was so incredibly delicious, I couldn't help but share (the recipe I mean. I ate the smoothie already. Sorry!)
Banana Coconut Cacao Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen ripe bananas (you know the ones that turn brown on your counter -- peel them, throw them in an airtight container, and freeze them)
2 cups organic rice milk
1 heaping teaspoon coconut milk
1 heaping teaspoon raw almond butter
3 dates, pitted
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
pinch of Himalayan salt
1 heaping teaspoon raw cacao powder
1 heaping teaspoon raw cacao nibs
Blend it all together in a Vitamix (or the likes) and eat!
I get soon excited about these things that are delicious enough for dessert, filling enough for a meal, and nutritious enough to start your day with as breakfast!
And hope to see you at the YogaFarm ♥