CHOCOLATE MINT SMOOTHIE

 Good evening loves! Today is Fri-YAY and I have a quick treat to share with you to enjoy at home this weekend! I had some leftover mint from making a Moroccan salad earlier this week and I thought I would make some use of it. I’ve been eager to use the cacao powder in my cupboard whenever possible because it offers a huge punch of antioxidants but mostly because I love chocolate. Especially this kind, because it’s mostly guilt-free without any refined sugars! By itself raw cacao has a slightly bitter taste, but in this smoothie recipe I’ve added a couple medjool dates to sweeten the smoothie up. Then I added a banana, and almond butter to make it smooth and creamy. I also snuck in some hidden greens (spinach), some chia seeds and the most important greens: fresh calming mint. Enjoy for breakfast, or indulge in a late night healthy sweet treat!  Enjoy your weekend! xx   

Good evening loves! Today is Fri-YAY and I have a quick treat to share with you to enjoy at home this weekend! I had some leftover mint from making a Moroccan salad earlier this week and I thought I would make some use of it. I’ve been eager to use the cacao powder in my cupboard whenever possible because it offers a huge punch of antioxidants but mostly because I love chocolate. Especially this kind, because it’s mostly guilt-free without any refined sugars! By itself raw cacao has a slightly bitter taste, but in this smoothie recipe I’ve added a couple medjool dates to sweeten the smoothie up. Then I added a banana, and almond butter to make it smooth and creamy. I also snuck in some hidden greens (spinach), some chia seeds and the most important greens: fresh calming mint. Enjoy for breakfast, or indulge in a late night healthy sweet treat!

Enjoy your weekend! xx

 

 INGREDIENTS  1 cup of almond milk  1 frozen banana (peel and freeze)  2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder, or cacao nibs  2 or 3 medjool dates (pitted)  1 small handful of spinach  7-9 leaves of fresh mint  1 teaspoon of chia seeds  ⅛ teaspoon of cinnamon  a few cubes of ice  optional: 1 tablespoon of almond butter, or peanut butter  INSTRUCTIONS  Put all ingredients in a blender or processor and blend until creamy and smooth. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of almond milk

1 frozen banana (peel and freeze)

2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder, or cacao nibs

2 or 3 medjool dates (pitted)

1 small handful of spinach

7-9 leaves of fresh mint

1 teaspoon of chia seeds

⅛ teaspoon of cinnamon

a few cubes of ice

optional: 1 tablespoon of almond butter, or peanut butter

INSTRUCTIONS

Put all ingredients in a blender or processor and blend until creamy and smooth. Enjoy!

Natasha Stewart