Chocolate Smoothie - Fudge Crinkle Cranberry Pecan

Wishing you the happiest of holidays with this Chocolate Smoothie that was inspired by the classic holiday cookie, Fudge Crinkle. It is decadent and full of deeply nourishing essential nutrients to keep you prancing and dancing to bring in the cheer for, however, you celebrate December and the coming year.

Some quick nutritional facts about this recipe…

Cacaoit’s great food for brain health! It has high levels of flavonoids which help reduce oxidative damage and improve cognitive function1. Cacao is a good source of magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, copper, and zinc which are crucial for the health of the brain. They support memory, nervous system, thinking, concentration and blood flow to keep the brain healthy.

Pecans are great for heart health! Nuts have been proven to help lower cholesterol due to their favorable fatty acid profile and other bioactive compounds that provide multiple cardiovascular health benefits.2

Our PureFood Trio used in this recipe provides daily foundational organic, whole food nutrients to support optimal health. It’s nutritive benefits support a healthy brain, immune system, nervous system, adrenal and thyroid function, energy production and so much more. Food provides not only essential nutrients needed for life but also other bioactive compounds for health promotion and disease prevention.3

Food for thought, right!

This recipe was created by our in-house Holistic Nutritionist, Kari Fraser CNP, Hons.

References:

1. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/flavonoids-modulators-of-brain-function/9AB7C1E220A094F510D8D6A84FD4DC44

2. https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/138/9/1746S/4750850

3. https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/78/3/517S/4689990

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Chocolate Smoothie - Fudge Crinkle Cranberry Pecan
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Prep Time 10
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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Cranberries, fresh
  • 1/2 cup Pecans soaked for 15 minutes and rinsed well
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Mylk
  • 1.5 cups Water, filtered
  • 1/4 piece Avocado, ripe
  • 1/2 tsp Chia Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Cacao, raw
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla recommend organic powder
  • 1-2 whole Medjool Dates, pitted soaked for 5 min OR use 1-2 tbsp Maple Syrup or your fave whole food sweetener
  • 1 tsp coconut flakes for the 'Crinkle' on top
Nutritional Boosters
  • 1-2 tbsp PureFood A-Z foundational essential vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients from organic whole food
  • 1 scoop PureFood B essential B-Vitamins to support brain health, energy product and adrenal health to manage stress
  • 1 scoop PureFood C essential whole food vitamin-C to support a healthy immune system, eyes, teeth, hair and nails
Garnish (Optional)
  • 1 tbsp Pecans, crushed
  • 1 tsp coconut flakes
Prep Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Cranberries, fresh
  • 1/2 cup Pecans soaked for 15 minutes and rinsed well
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Mylk
  • 1.5 cups Water, filtered
  • 1/4 piece Avocado, ripe
  • 1/2 tsp Chia Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Cacao, raw
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla recommend organic powder
  • 1-2 whole Medjool Dates, pitted soaked for 5 min OR use 1-2 tbsp Maple Syrup or your fave whole food sweetener
  • 1 tsp coconut flakes for the 'Crinkle' on top
Nutritional Boosters
  • 1-2 tbsp PureFood A-Z foundational essential vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients from organic whole food
  • 1 scoop PureFood B essential B-Vitamins to support brain health, energy product and adrenal health to manage stress
  • 1 scoop PureFood C essential whole food vitamin-C to support a healthy immune system, eyes, teeth, hair and nails
Garnish (Optional)
  • 1 tbsp Pecans, crushed
  • 1 tsp coconut flakes
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Instructions
  1. Add all main ingredients to a high-speed blender, blend until smooth before adding nutritional boosters.
  2. Add nutritional boosters and additional liquid, if required for desired thickness. Blend gently until smooth.
  3. Pour into your favourite cup/mug/glass, garnish (optional) and add in your stainless steel straw, if you've got one. If note, check out our accessories.
  4. Bottoms up! Enjoy.
  5. To get the most nutritional impact/benefit, enjoy immediately.
Recipe Notes

Kari Fraser Wellbeing Education Champion Pranin OrganicThis recipe was researched & written by our in-house Holistic Nutritionist, Kari Fraser, CNP, Hons.

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