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Amazing Mint Cacao Smoothie

August 24, 2014

This smoothie is so delicious and healthy! It tastes like a mint chocolate chip milkshake but it happens to be anti-inflammatory, full of antioxidants, dairy and added sugar free.

 

Nutrient dense spinach provides vitamin K, folate, magnesium, iron, calcium, and zinc. It is anti-inflammatory as it contains unusual levels of neoxanthin and violaxanthin, compounds that regulate inflammation in the body. The avocado provides vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients as well but with the added bonus of some healthy fat. The antioxidant powerhouse cacao is the most antioxidant rich food on the planet! 

 

No need for further discussion on this one. Mix this up today for a feel good pick me up!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 of a banana: I'm a stickler for keeping sugar content as low as possible, even from natural sources

  • 1/2 of an avocado

  • 1 cup spinach

  • 1 cup almond milk: I use no sugar, vanilla

  • 5 drops stevia

  • 1 1/2 tsp chopped cacao or cacoa nibs, or a bit more 

  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract, Frontier is a good brand

  • ice

  • hemp seeds and additional chopped cacao for garnish

 

Mix this all up in a high speed blender and top with hemp seeds and chopped cacao.

 

Enjoy,

 

Amy

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