Rich chocolate and blueberries. Pure Deliciousness….as you’ll see below, I’m giving you the list of ingredients and WHY I use them in my smoothies. As always, if you can’t find them – let me know and I’m happy to help.

A bunch of freshly picked blueberries spilling out of a bucket

Blueberries give you Vitamin C and E and those Antioxidants we need so badly to remove the Free Radicals that keep bumping around in our bodies creating havoc for our healthy little unsuspecting cells in particular, the anti-aging Free Radicals and helps to ward off wrinkles. It’s a brain protector because of some very special phytonutrients found in these berries that defend the watery and fatty parts of the brain against environmental toxins.

…..Funny enough, Blueberries also activate the fat-burning gene in abdominal fat cells. Crazy! – So indulge in these beautiful creations.

Did you know that Cacao (which is the RAW – unheated form of Cocoa) has 400X the antioxidants of cocoa? It’s very high in fibre, iron, copper, zinc, calcium, sulfur and magnesium. Magnesium gives us our calm….de-stresses us and builds strong bones.

A bowl full of cacao nibs

Cacao Nibs

MSM (methyl-sufonyl-methane) is a white crystal powder that is basically sulfur. Unknown to most of us, sulfur is one of the five basic chemical elements of life and is a vital component to optimal human health. It is found in EVERY cell and helps with the functionality and processes of the human body including antibodies, hormones and enzymes, synthesizing collagen, and immunoglobin.

Rice Bran Solubles (Tocotrienols) are AMAZING. They should be a part of everyone’s daily diet due to their outstanding superior performance in protecting our cells (especially nerve-related cells). They are from the Vitamin E family but are molecularly a little different shaped and can hence, work their way into our cells very easily (especially our brain and circulatory system). Nerve-related wear and tear can happen over time and can end up showing signs of poor stress tolerance (ME!!), memory loss (ME!!), poor mental skills (ME again!), to more advanced nerve related damage as people age. Pollution, excess stress, toxic food, toxic skin care, food colourings, MSG, Pesticides, all induce chronic damage to our nerve cells. We need about 200mg a day of this VITAL supplement to offer substantial protection from the way we live (it would also be awesome if we all decided to not eat processed toxic foods, MSG, food colourings, etc and tried to support healthy brains and nerve cell health at the very most basic level.

Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie Recipe:

Ingredients:Kelly Childs' blueberry chocolate vegan smoothie in a glass

  • 3 cups Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • ¼ cup Raw cashews (optional – I love the creamy flavour they bring)
  • 1 Tbsp (heaping) of Cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cacao nibs
  • ¾ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½-frozen banana (learn how to freeze them HERE)
  • ½ avocado (smoothie thickener and other healthy nutrients too)
  • 1 tsp (level) MSM
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Bran Solubles (Tocotrienols)

Every day is a new journey and a new opportunity to make a NEW you. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. I hope I can motivate you all to make that difference in your life for just this moment in time. Just take right now for you!

It gets so exciting to think about the concept that the way you live is completely in your hands and you get to be the ONLY driver. If you take a step toward your goals of becoming a healthier, more resilient you, your life will change on all levels. From loving yourself more, your relationships with others improves too, your aches and pains can disappear, you have more energy to do more, you’ll find that happiness comes from within and joy can be a permanent state of being.

These are easy steps to take and I’m more than happy to do them with you to make it a little more enjoyable.

What’s YOUR scary first step? I’m game to tell you mine!! Feel free to comment below 🙂

Author

Kelly is the co-founder and co-owner (with her daughter Erinn) of the ever popular, Kelly's Bake Shoppe, where 1000's flock to on a weekly basis. She lives in downtown Burlington with her husband Ken. You can find Kelly developing new content and recipes, creating marketing content and building new business ideas with her daughter Erinn. They are now writing their 2nd cookbook that is due to come out in 2020.

8 Comments

  1. Hi Kelly.
    Thank you for sharing a personal recipe with your fans!
    Question, what is Cacao powder… is it the same one we bake with? And where can I find Cacao nibs?

    Awaiting my next venture to Kind Foods/Kelly’s Bake Shoppe,
    Sukhi
    (Hamilton, ON)

    • Cacao is unroasted (never heated) cocoa powder. Raw = Cacao …..Heated/Roasted = Cocoa. 🙂 you can find cacao powder and cacao nibs at Goodness Me in Hamilton and Burlington. I order mine online at Upayanaturals.com
      Thanks Sukhi!
      Kelly

  2. Just an FYI folks: I’ve been drinking this smoothie after workouts for the last two weeks and I can really tell the difference in recover. As a side note, it taste like a treat.

  3. Joanne Keenan Reply

    Where do I find MSM and rice bran solubles? Goodness Me?

    • Rice Bran is also known as Tocotrienols. Yes you can find them at Goodness Me. I order mine online at upayanaturals.com

  4. shannon servos Reply

    wow!!!! what a great recipe!!!! your brilliant creativity never disappoints!!!!!!!

  5. Taking the first step for me was identifying who I really was…..and who I really wanted to be. Was I holding ‘bad feelings’ just because? I needed to release them and move forward. I want to live in the now and be happy! That is my dream, be healthy, connect with good people and live it!! Smiles, Carolyn

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