craemy choc smoothie

This is a perfect goodie when chocolate cravings pay a visit!

Not only it is delicious, but this smoothie is packed with tons of nutrients (vitamins, minerals and healthy fats) from all the ingredients and a little natural sweetness from the dates.  The cacao, considered a superfood, provides good antioxidants, fiber and healthy fats. 

 

This smoothie is so easy that if added a protein shake (I use USANA) it can replace a meal. I usually have this for breakfast or a recovery shake for after a workout. 

 

Makes 4 Servings (20 to 24 Ounces)

  • 1 small banana (frozen)
  • 1 to 2 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cacao powder (or cacao nibs)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 cups almond milk or nondairy milk of choice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup baby spinach, tightly packed
  • 1 cup water or ice cubes (more if want more dilute)

 

– Wash and prep all ingredients.

– Blend till smooth and serve.