This mornings breakfast smoothie was inspired by my favourite child hood chocolate bar, the Cherry Ripe. I am pretty sure most Aussies would agree that the Cherry Ripe is right up there in the top 5 preferred junk food choices, alongside things like Twisties, Burger Rings etc. etc.
My Berry Ripe smoothie teases you taste buds with the Cherry Ripe flavour, without the guilt and hidden harmfuls.
250 ml coconut water
2 tbsp freshly shaved coconut
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup frozen organic Black Forest berries
1 tbsp cacao powder
dash of organic raw honey (I was lucky enough to pick mine up direct from a village in the Mayan jungle of Mexico)
Soak the chia in the coconut water for 15-20 mins for easier digestion and absorption.
You can use this time to do an express yoga session which helps you start your day feeling more alive, energised, clear and productive for the day.
Blend everything together and garnish with raw cacao nibs, extra coconut shavings, a few cherries and a sprig of mint.