Cacao Almond Bliss Smoothie

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Ratings (6)
  • Total: 2 mins
  • Prep: 2 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
287 Calories
11g Fat
40g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 287
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 10g
Calcium 302mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This cacao almond bliss smoothie is as much a dessert as it is a mini-meal. The good news is that if you are going to eat a chocolate almond sweet creation, this is the way to go. It can even be frozen into a sorbet. This is heaven on earth for guilt-free chocolate loving bliss! I like using frozen bananas in this recipe (just peel and cut into chunks, then freeze. The banana acts like little ice cubes). I also like using homemade nut milk. For more information on cleansing with smoothies, check out my post on cleansing.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups nut milk
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1 heaping tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 ripe banana (in chunks)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender. Add a few ice cubes if desired.

  2. Blend everything together until smooth.

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure you sip smoothies slowly and “chew” them so the digestive enzymes in your saliva will be activated.
  • Add a scoop of protein powder for extra nutrients. Pea protein, hemp or rice protein, and organic whey or soy all good sources.

Recipe Variations

  • Use 2 cups of coconut milk instead of the nut milk.
  • Add a teaspoon of maca powder for an extra energy boost. Makes one generous or 2 small servings