Nutella Smoothie

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I had my first big blogger fail this weekend. I set out to make coconut quinoa granola with cooked quinoa and it didn’t work. It ended up tasting  good, but didn’t get crunchy (despite being baked for over an hour)  and completely fell apart in milk. Josh and I ate it as our second breakfast this morning, so all was not lost.

 

After a day trip to Gloucester, Josh and I came home wanting a sweet snack – a Sunday afternoon boost.  A healthy milkshake for a 60 degree (!) day. This nutella smoothie was the answer. Made with a frozen banana, this smoothie is vegan but tastes rich, thick and creamy. The roasted hazelnuts paired with the cocoa powder give it a nutella flavor that is reminiscent of healthy nutella in a refreshing smoothie form. The cacao nibs, while optional, add a fun crunch. Cheers to more warm, healthy Sundays.

 

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Healthy Nutella

Healthy Nutella

Healthy nutella – sounds too good to be true, right? I thought so too, until Josh and I made a homemade version after our long run this weekend . Made with roasted hazelnuts, soaked dates, cocoa powder, and coconut milk this spread is simple and satisfying. Already a new staple in our house.

 

After taking a winter hiatus from any real training (too cold, too icy, too dark… reasonable excuses), Josh and I are back, running our usual Sunday route along South Boston Harbor Walk. This weekend was sunny and windless; for the first time in months I was happy to be outside. With harder training comes the glorious need for more food and this healthy nutella is the ideal post-workout fuel (or snack, dessert, or… breakfast).

 

Healthy Nutella

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