After blending, I couldn't believe how delicious it smelled. Right away I could smell the co-dominant scents of the blueberries and chocolate. That combination never occurred to me, but I sense chocolate covered blueberries in my future. Or maybe chocolate blueberry muffins or scones. I was very surprised when I took the first sip. Initially I thought I didn't like it, but then I realized I was just in sensory overload. I could taste every ingredient in each sip- the tart blueberries, the bitter chocolate, the sweet syrup, the nutty almond milk, the smooth vanilla. Yum!
Blueberry Cocoa Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 cup homemade almond milk
- 2 tsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- Blend all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
- Divide between 2 cups and drink immediately.
Don't forget a coaster! I made this one last night using a tutorial I found on Earth911. It took awhile to get the hang of it, but overall it was pretty simple. The instructions say to use 16 strips to create an 8 x 8 pattern. In order to be able to tuck in the ends once all the strips were woven together, I had to leave out a strip. So I had 8 strips going one way, and 7 going another.
I can't wait to make more of these. I'm such a dork.