Healing Breakfast Smoothie with Berries, Banana and Cacao

Healing Breakfast Smoothie with Berry Banana and Cacao from Ingredients Apple Cafe, Victoria BC

I love Victoria and its bountifulness of amazing eateries. I am continuously inspired by all the fresh, local, healthy fare that is waiting for you around every corner. This weekend a friend took me to an unassuming spot for lunch; a health food store with a tiny organic café inside, Ingredients Health Food & Apple Café.

“Fresh picked berries offer a myriad of health benefits, which are said to come from their deep, rich color, indicative of their flavonoid content. Berries are also a low GI fruit, attributed by the high fibre content of their skin”


I’ll admit, I was skeptical about spending eight hard earned dollars for something I thought my home blender produce. But I promise you, this smoothie recipe will change your smoothie-loving-world. Here is my version of it. Hemp hearts aren’t available in Australia for some bizarre reason. The reason they go so well in this smoothie is because they make it nice and thick. If you don’t have hemp hearts I would use 1 tbsp. flaxseeds or 1 tbsp. oats instead.
Healing Breakfast Smoothie with Berry Banana and Cacao from Ingredients Apple Cafe, Victoria BC

Recipe for Healing Breakfast Smoothie with Berry, Banana and Cacao

Recipe Adapted From: Ingredients Heath Food Store – Apple Café.
Serves 1 inspired person
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients for Healing Breakfast Smoothie with Berry, Banana and Cacao

1/2 cup almond milk
2 tbsp. hemp hearts
1 tbsp. raw cacao
1 banana
1/2 cup berries, I used fresh blueberries
2 large ice cubes

*I have since found out that the proper recipe has 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar added to it. I would definitely recommend adding this last ingredient.

Method for Healing Breakfast Smoothie with Berry, Banana and Cacao

Put into a blender and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk if it is too thick.

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