At least once a week, the most handsome man I know, my dear husband, makes a very sweet request…and it’s usually on Sunday evenings in anticipation of everyone’s favorite time–Monday morning! He loves to occasionally request that our daily GREEN smoothie be replaced (or upgraded, if you will) to a Cacao Smoothie! Think: Chocolate milkshake goes super-green, but hold the dairy, sugar and calories!
This recipe is unique because it’s made from real foods–super foods, and it can be prepared in less than 5 minutes! I have a few variations but today’s was especially lovely! I warn you–this is not for everyday consumption. Cacao is amazing because it makes you feel like you can fly–without the toxic chemicals and sugar found in the commercial energy drinks that are so popular today. That being said–use it in moderation–Monday mornings are perfect! Without further delay, I give you your-new-favorite-breakfast-smoothie!
I use my high-powered but oh so affordable and versatile Kitchen Ninja Pro, but if you’re suave enough to own a VitaMix…great! Either works!
Author: Emilie Spruill
Makes about 40 oz or so (easily enough for 2 or 3 servings!)
Use all organic produce if possible
Start with 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
Add a handful of ice cubes
Toss in 5 strawberries, 5 blackberries and a half mango
(Alternatively, skip the fruits above and use 2 cups of blueberries)
3 TBSP Raw Cacao Powder (an ancient Superfood!)
2 big handfuls of Baby Organic spinach (don’t be shy–you won’t even know they are there!)
1 ripe avocado (just trust me!)
2-3 drops of liquid Stevia (caution–extremely concentrated!)
Blend all ingredients thoroughly… I suggest about 1 minute for a smooth, creamy consistency!
I can’t wait to hear how much your kids and honey love this smoothie. It was instantly a favorite in our home! Bursting with life-enhancing anti-oxidants, your skin, your mind and your body will thank you just as much as your palate!
Click HERE for the brand of raw Cacao that we always have on hand!