Years ago, one of my favorite things was dark chocolate covered orange sticks. I served these as an after dinner candy when I had people over.
About a month ago, I was debating what to use to make my green smoothie as I was looking for a new taste instead of the same old ingredients I had been using. Of course, that was going to be limited by what I had in my cabinets!
Gazing into the refrigerator, my eyes fell on the bag of oranges I had not used up. Yum – fresh, juicy oranges looked good, but what else did I have that would make them into a new recipe?
I opened the cabinet and discovered a bag of cacao powder that probably had about a quarter cup remaining. That reminded me of the chocolate covered orange sticks and I got excited.
One thing you need to know is that I use green smoothies as a meal replacement – usually for lunch. I add the extra nutrients I need as a Vegan and I don’t like to be hungry, so I make these large. The great thing about green smoothies is that you can add more or less of the ingredients to satisfy your taste.[Continue Reading]