Chocolate-hazelnut smoothie for World Nutella Day 2015

Hazelnut chocolate smoothie on eatlivetravelwrite.comDid you know – today is  “World Nutella Day (the ninth instalment!)?  Created by Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso World Nutella Day is a day to celebrate,  get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella.

World Nutella Day on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis is my sixth year participating in World Nutella Day – in 2010 I made a Nutella cheesecake, in 2011 I made Nutella lamingtons,  in 2012 I went French with Nutella macarons craquelés,  in 2013, I made Nutella truffle pops. and last year, I made a flourless hazelnut-chocolate Nutella-inspired cake.

This year, I’m bringing you a simple smoothie. No it doesn’t contain Nutella (that would be way too simple!) but it is chocolatey and hazelnutty and it’s been a bit of a savior over the past few weeks as I have not had much appetite through my neverending sinus infection and rounds of antibiotics. It’s definitely Nutella-like and the bonus is that it makes a GREAT afternoon/ after school snack.

Ever since I was a schoolgirl, “after school” time (between 3pm and 6pm) has been the time when I feel the hungriest.  If left to my own devices, I might be tempted to eat cookies, cake or, you know, Nutella out of the jar, because, quite frankly, that’s what I feel like after school.  Sadly, those are not the best choices so these days, it’s more likely to be a piece of fruit and a yoghurt (which are also delicious, just not quite the same!).  A little bit of protein around that time will keep me going until dinner.

Every now and then, though, I’ll still treat myself to a hot chocolate or a smoothie – this one works a treat for keeping me full and satisfies my sweet tooth at the same time. I’ve had this a number of times after school over the past few weeks and it’s been great – the sweetness of the cocoa powder is just enough and the protein in the hazelnut meal keeps me satisfied. It’s a perfect treat to whip up in a single serve blender too.

Chocolate-hazelnut smoothie
Recipe Type: Smoothie
Author: Mardi Michels
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1 smoothie
A Nutella-inspired smoothie for World Nutella Day 2015.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk of your choice (I use skim but feel free to use a dairy-free alternatives)
  • 10g (2 tablespoons) sweetened cocoa powder
  • 15g (4 tablespoons) hazelnut meal (ground hazelnuts)
  • Optional: cacao nibs and whole hazelnuts for topping
Instructions
  1. Blend milk, cocoa powder and hazelnut meal until well-combined.
  2. Top with a sprinkle of cacao nibs and 3-4 hazelnuts if desired.

 

Chocolate hazelnut smoothie on eatlivetravelwrite.comHappy World Nutella Day! How will you celebrate?

Keep Calm and Carry a SpoonFollow the conversation online – check out @NutellaDay and #nutelladay on Twitter and get all your Nutella news at the World Nutella Day site.

 

12 thoughts on “Chocolate-hazelnut smoothie for World Nutella Day 2015”

  1. You know, I’ve had nutella maybe ONCE. Something I should probably correct… I also need to use more hazelnuts in my smoothies. Sounds delicious and obviously I’m smitten with the cacao nib garnish.

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  2. Do not care one iota if there is no Nutella in this. It has chocolate and is has hazelnuts and it’s perfect for me!

    Hoping you feel better soon Mardi.

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