Cacao Almond Bliss Smoothie Recipe

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  • 2 mins
  • Prep: 2 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Okay, so 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. If you prefer a vanilla flavor, check out the recipe for Vanilla Nut Smoothie. And for more information on cleansing with smoothies, check out my blog post on cleansing.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
     

Note: Make sure you sip smoothies slowly and “chew” them so the digestive enzymes in your saliva will be activated. You can also add a scoop of protein powder for extra nutrients: pea protein, hemp or rice protein, organic whey or soy, are all good sources.

Variations:

  1. Use 2 cups of coconut milk instead of the nut milk.
  1. Add a teaspoon of maca powder for an extra energy boost. Makes one generous or 2 small servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 287
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Sodium 119 mg
Carbohydrates 40 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 10 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)