Chocolate Berry Smoothie Ice… Dairy Free!

Chocolate Berry Smoothie Ice… Dairy Free! πŸ™‚

After the last few days I thought that summer in the UK had finally ended πŸ™ We have had so much rain that I’ve even had to empty the trays under the tomatoes! This morning however is lovely blue skies with not a fluffy white cloud in sight πŸ™‚ The school holidays have nearly ended (didn’t they just whizz by)! and I’m sure the sun will go into hiding again soon, but while it’s still here try this double layer smoothie! πŸ™‚ It’sΒ refreshing. It’s icy cold. It’s chocolatey. It’s fruity. It’s full of health boosting ingredients! What more could you ask! πŸ™‚ Oh, except that someone makes it for you whilst you catch the last rays of sun! πŸ˜€ I think I’ll share these with Deborah at the Plant Based Potluck Party #59 πŸ™‚ and seems though they would make great party drinks, I’m going to share them with Angie at Fiesta Friday # 83 too! πŸ™‚

Gather

  • 150ml milk (I used unsweetened carton coconut)
  • 100g icecubes
  • 100g banana
  • 50g frozen mixed berries
  • ———————————
  • 50ml milk (I used unsweetened carton coconut)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cacao

Prepare

  1. Put the milk, ice, banana and berries in a good blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses whilst you prepare the second layer.
  3. Blitz the milk, butter, syrup and cacao until combined (you can use the same blender).
  4. Carefully spoon the chocolate mixture onto the berry mixture.
  5. Garnish with toppings of your choice – coconut, cacao nibs, nuts.
  6. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • This is ICY cold! Please remember this when taking your first sip!
  • Ideally serve immediately (especially if it’s hot where you are), but this will be okay for 20-30 minutes.
  • Top with your favourite extras – coconut, pistachios, cacao nibs, cacao powder, fresh berries etc.
  • Swirl the two mixes together for a different taste!

Chocolate Berry Smoothie Ice...Dairy Free

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Gather

  • 150ml milk (I used unsweetened carton coconut)
  • 100g icecubes
  • 100g banana
  • 50g frozen mixed berries
  • ———————————
  • 50ml milk (I used unsweetened carton coconut)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cacao

Prepare

  1. Put the milk, ice, banana and berries in a good blender and blend until smooth
  2. Pour into glasses whilst you prepare the second layer.
  3. Blitz the milk, butter, syrup and cacao until combined (you can use the same blender).
  4. Carefully spoon the chocolate mixture onto the berry mixture.
  5. Garnish with toppings of your choice – coconut, cacao nibs, nuts.
  6. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • This is ICY cold! Please remember this when taking your first sip!
  • Ideally serve immediately (especially if it’s hot where you are), but this will be okay for 20-30 minutes.
  • Top with your favourite extras – coconut, pistachios, cacao nibs, cacao powder, fresh berries etc.
  • Swirl the two mixes together for a different taste!

No Comments

  • Delicious Peace of Mind 28th August 2015 at 11:37

    Oh, yummy! I am currently drinking banana, date, raspberries, blueberries smoothie. Some cacao would come nicely πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 28th August 2015 at 13:32

      Yum Milica! Hope it’s still sunny over there! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Julie is Hostess At Heart 28th August 2015 at 15:04

    What a great way to start a day!

    Reply
  • Elaine @ foodbod 28th August 2015 at 15:21

    I completely agree about the weather, I’ve been wearing autumn clothes for the past two days!!! And the rain…!!! Where are you?
    I love your dessert, sounds very tasty. Thank you for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday this week πŸ™‚ have a great weekend xx

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 28th August 2015 at 16:10

      Thanks Elaine πŸ™‚ We’re in the UK on the East Coast πŸ™‚ Blue skies have since been replaced with grey cloud… no rain yet! πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • Elaine @ foodbod 28th August 2015 at 16:24

        We still have blue skies in Milton Keynes πŸ™‚

        Reply
        • Life Diet Health 28th August 2015 at 16:42

          Ooo… MK πŸ™‚ I was there last week!!! πŸ™‚

          Reply
          • Elaine @ foodbod 28th August 2015 at 16:52

            Really???? How funny!

          • Life Diet Health 28th August 2015 at 17:20

            I was meeting a friend from Canada there… we went to MK museum – its lovely! πŸ™‚ I also have in laws who live there! πŸ™‚

          • Elaine @ foodbod 28th August 2015 at 17:21

            OMG! You were just up the road from me!

          • Life Diet Health 28th August 2015 at 17:49

            ooo… next time I’ll pop in for some yummy food! πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

          • Elaine @ foodbod 28th August 2015 at 18:45

            Yes!!!! πŸ™‚

          • Life Diet Health 28th August 2015 at 18:48

            πŸ˜› I might just do that! I need to try and drag myself away from your blog for now… I’m going out in less than half an hour!

          • Elaine @ foodbod 28th August 2015 at 18:51

            Oops! Go, go!!!! πŸ˜‰

          • Life Diet Health 28th August 2015 at 18:52

            πŸ™‚

  • Angie 28th August 2015 at 18:35

    It’s starting to cool a little here in NJ, USA, but not too much. I think there’ll be warm days still ahead for us so there’s plenty of time to make ice-cold berry smoothies πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 28th August 2015 at 18:41

      Hello Angie πŸ™‚ I’m so excited to have had time to come back to Fiesta Fridays today! πŸ˜€ More warm days sound great – especially paired with ice cold smoothies! I think UK might be having ‘sit in front of the fire’ days soon! Hmmm… almost time for colder weather food!

      Reply
      • Angie 28th August 2015 at 18:44

        Which doesn’t sound so bad actually. ‘Coz then we can have all things apples. My favorite fall fruit!

        Reply
        • Life Diet Health 28th August 2015 at 18:47

          Ooo… nut stuffed baked apples, apple & blackberry crumble, caramel apple pie, bramley apple sauce, spiced apple compote, apple upside down cake… nomnom

          Reply
  • chefjulianna 28th August 2015 at 18:47

    Delicious! I don’t usually add coco to my smoothies, but I am inspired to try this one! πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 28th August 2015 at 18:51

      Thank you Julianna… it’s sooo good! πŸ™‚ This was just something different I tried and when you sip it you get a deep chocolatey taste followed by a burst of fresh juicy berries… delicious! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Kaila 28th August 2015 at 23:50

    We still have typical August weather over here in New England, but apple season is beginning and I’m ready for fall. Your smoothie look delicious! Happy FF, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 29th August 2015 at 22:53

      I just had to bake a cake using apples today! πŸ™‚ Thanks Kaila πŸ™‚ Hope your weekend is going great too πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • pinkiebag 29th August 2015 at 11:29

    I need some smoothie inspiration and this is it. Thanks for sharing.
    http://pinkiebag.com/

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 29th August 2015 at 22:56

      Thanks Chloe πŸ™‚ Not quite the weather in the UK today for ice cold smoothies… but glad to have inspired you! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Jhuls 30th August 2015 at 11:30

    This drink is perfect for the hot weather outside. πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing and happy FF. πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 30th August 2015 at 23:17

      Thanks Jhuls πŸ™‚ Hope you’ve had a great weekend

      Reply
  • Sarah James 31st August 2015 at 11:45

    Your chocolate berry smoothie looks delicious, I love the addition of cacao. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 1st September 2015 at 00:20

      Hello Sarah. Thank you! πŸ™‚ It would be perfect alongside your gorgeous flower bread! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Sophie33 11th September 2015 at 22:22

    I made your combo smoothy & loved making it & it was so tasty! x

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 11th September 2015 at 22:44

      Sophie πŸ™‚ I’d say it’s a great smoothie after a hard day at the allotment! πŸ™‚ x

      Reply
  • Semra Polat 25th October 2015 at 06:17

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….super πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • Life Diet Health 26th October 2015 at 20:39

      πŸ™‚ Thank you Semra πŸ™‚ Is it still hot where you are?

      Reply

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