Healthy Nutty Chocolate Brownie Smoothie


Working with so many restaurants and bars, we know how important staff is in any hospitality business. Learning about Brownies & downieS in Cape Town, which is not only a restaurant, but also a training center for youngsters with an intellectual disability to be employable in the hospitality industry, we felt proud to be surrounded by such wonderful organisations in our city.

Don’t think you’ll be a guinea pig when visiting. All food is freshly prepared, and each of the delicious dishes is presented with attention to detail. Give it a try when you're in the area.

We decided to bring some brownies after our visit, and used it for some new recipes.

This smoothie makes you indulge in chocolate without the sugar rush, and with all the goodness of raw cocoa, pecans and almond milk. You can keep it in the fridge, which will make it even creamier.


  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 dried pitted dates
  • ¼ cup pecan nuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup almond milk

For serving:

Brownies & downieS brownie (use a ¼ or less for sprinkle) and 2 pecan nuts, all chopped up


Add all dry ingredients and vanilla to the jug of your OmniBlend, and add half of the almond milk. Blend from low to high until smooth, and blend in the remainder of the almond milk. Add more almond milk if you prefer a thinner drink. Top with the chopped Brownies & downieS brownie and crushed pecans. 


Keen to try more Brownies & downieS inspired drinks?

Try the Winter Chocolate Brownie Vitamine Booster or the Brownie Dom Pedro Deluxe


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