You can do this a couple of ways – plain, the way I opted for this evening – essentially a cacao protein shake, great for a post-workout smoothie or a snack to keep you going if you’re gonna have to work all evening and can’t make dinner. Or, you can ‘FriYAY’ it a little, with or without alcohol. I’ll let you decide ❤ This was inspired by The Aztec, which is a delicious (treat day!) chocolate tequila cocktail which I first tried at Freud, London – you can find yours here. It’s significantly less healthy than this brew though, I’ll tell you right now!
There’s lots of ‘approving’ in this recipe; don’t worry too much, and you may want to season a little differently to suit your tastes anyway, for example, I’m not a huge sweet tooth, but you might be!
You will need:
Approx 3/4 tablespoon raw cacao powder
Approx half a cup of oats
Approx half a cup of cold decaf coffee (you can use caffeinated, but if you’re making the alcoholic version it’s best to use decaf!)
3/4 scoop soya protein powder (natural flavour, but you could use chocolate). Whey is also ok, but I prefer soya for numerous reasons. Have a little read up on protein powder and pick what’s best for you.
Splash of water or almond milk to fix the consistency
1/2 a frozen banana (if you are more of a sweet tooth, you may prefer a ripe, fresh banana instead!)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (for non alcoholic version – optional)
1 tsp honey (for non alcoholic version – optional)
Splash of dark rum (optional)
Fruit & cocktail umbrella to garnish (strongly recommended!!)
This is SO SIMPLE and quick to make, I promise.
Put all ingredients in your blender.
Enjoy. Happy Friday, folks.