This has got to be the best Smoothie recipe I have ever made. Hands down. Not only is it a “Green” Smoothie but it’s also a CHOCOLATE Smoothie!!!
It is nutritionally packed, loaded with antioxidants, keeps my blood sugar on an even keel & sustains ME for hours!!! (for those of you who know me, know that I usually eat my weight in food, and I playfully refer to being hungry as “time to feed the worm”). Yes, I am usually insatiable & THIS Smoothie actually sustains me =)
So here it is, my own recipe & favorite meal:
Toss in your blender:
A BIG handful of Mint (3/4Cup? I like chocolate mint the best)
1/2 C Frozen Blueberries (or strawberries)
1-2 Tbls Chia Seeds
2 tsp Maca (optional but so nutritious)
1 Tbls Ground Flax seed
3 heaping Tbls raw Chocolate powder (aka: cacao powder)
2 heaping Tbls organic, (sugar-free) Sunflower seed butter (Sunbutter
is the BEST deal I found)… or substitute any kind of nut butter of your choice.
5-7 drops of vanilla creme stevia
7-10 ice cubes
Then I fill it to the 2 or 3 cup line (depends on if I’m sharing or not) with sugar-free Almond (or hazelnut) Milk and blend away till it’s smooth.
Another option is adding an Avocado for even more creaminess & nutrition, (fabulous for your skin!!!)
Newbie Tip: if your new to this Smoothie thang, and your still trying to free your body, mind & taste buds from the grips of mass amounts of refined sugar; then I definitely recommend trying this recipe, BUT try it first and if it tastes too “healthy” for you and it’s not sweet enough then try adding a ripe, peeled, pitted mango to the mix. That will sweeten it up and make it more palatable for you until your taste buds adjust and come off of their sugar high.