The ‘ol black forest gateau eh? – soooo 80’s; but the oldies are the goodies, and given this is actually a super healthy smoothie and not a big fat cream/chocolate/cherry cake (more’s the pity), it’s totally goodie 🙂

So what’s in your 80’s revival with a healthy twist Smooth Mama?

1 cup cherries or blackberries

1 small banana

1 tsp chaga powder (I’ll explain later…)

1 cup apple juice

1 tsp guarana

dash of guarana syrup

1 tsp hemp protein

garnish with cacao nibs

Tell me about chaga powder

Chaga is a truffle-like mushroom that grows on birch trees and, according to those men in white coats, has more antioxidant power than green tea, acai, pomegranate or blueberries! Smooth Mama reckons that whilst you can’t taste it, chaga brings a ‘foresty’ element to compliment the berries and chocolate. It’s also full of antioxidants, provides energy, boosts immunity, benefits both the cardiovascular and intestinal systems, detoxes the liver and, promotes healthy blood sugar levels. It really does put the ‘super’ into ‘superfood’!