This chilli, espresso and chocolate smoothie is a real pick-me-up in the morning.  It smacks you round the chops.  That’s why I called it “kapow”.

It does contain espresso so maybe not suitable for everyone. I enjoy a little coffee every now and again.

The recipe contains a few “sirt foods” – these are foods containing compounds called sirtuins. Sirtuins protect the cells in our bodies from dying or inflammation through illness. Research shows they can help boost metabolism, build muscle and burn fat. They are being  called the new “superfoods”.

For more info see The Sirt Food Diet byAidan Goggins and top UK Nutritional Therapist (from my hometown of Norwich) Glen Matten.

Ingredients for Kapow Chilli Chocolate Smoothie

250ml homemade almond milk

1 shot espresso COOLED ( mine wasn’t too strong and is from home-ground organic beans)

1 large ripe banana

1 medjool date

1-2 tbs raw cacao powder ( I get mine here)

Pinch cayenne pepper (as hot as you like)

Birds eye chilli to taste (as hot as you like)

1/4 tsp matcha powder

1/4 tsp turmeric


Method for Kapow Chilli Chocolate Smoothie

Whizz it up in a blender.  Mine is called Flick and she’s a super dooper fast Froothie blender.  Read more here.

I sometimes sprinkle a tiny bit of chopped chilli on the top

Slurp and enjoy, as it smacks you round the chops.




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