Black Forest Mayan Chocolate Parfait & Chai Chocolate Homemade Granola
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Mayan Chocolate Smoothie & Chai Chocolate Granola

This Mayan chocolate smoothie and chai chocolate granola makes a chocolate protein-rich breakfast with a spicy kick that is easy to make, energizes for hours and allows you to have a chocolate dessert for breakfast!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free
Keyword breakfast jar, homemade chia granola, mayan chocolate, protein
Does it keep? 1 day refrigerated
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 230 kcal
Author Dee Dine

Ingredients

Mayan Chocolate Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup cashews (soaked at least 4 hours to render them creamy)
  • 1 1/2 cup nut milk
  • 2 tbsp black cocoa
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (more if you want it sweeter)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste
  • pinch each of cayenne and Himalayan salt (more cayenne if you want it spicy-er)

Chai Chocolate Granola

  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp chai spice mix (equal parts cardamon, cinnamon, ginger but only a pinch of clove)
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (melted, sit jar in a pot of just-boiled water)

Instructions

Make Mayan Chocolate Smoothie

  1. Set raw cashews in water and soak for at least 4 hours or overnight to render them creamy and more digestible.

    When they are ready, blend up all smoothie ingredients and taste test. If need be, add a bit more syrup to make it sweeter, and a bit more cayenne pepper to make it hot to your taste.

Make Granola

  1. Mix up granola ingredients except for the cacao powder and liquid coconut oil in a bowl. Pour on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, and toast at 350 F for 15 minutes or until crunchy. Do not burn.

    Add the toasted granola back into the mixing bowl. Add the melted coconut oil and toss until coated. Then add the cacao powder and toss until coated.

  2. Store in a cool, dry place in an air-tight container for a week for optimum nutrition.

Mayan Chocolate Breakfast Jar

  1. Serve your smoothie the way you want. Here, I made an extra batch of cashew cream without the cocoa, and layered both the vanilla version and the chocolate version, before topping with fruit and chai chocolate granola.

Nutrition Facts
Mayan Chocolate Smoothie & Chai Chocolate Granola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 734mg21%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.