Cacao Smoothie

 

If you're crazy about the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter, this is the smoothie for you. The banana adds nutrients, sweetness, and a creamy texture. The spinach blends into the background, so you can get its benefits without eating something leafy. Skill Level: Beginner. Serving Size: 12-16 oz. 
Course Drinks
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 300kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. high-quality protein powder (optional)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Peanut butter or nut butter of choice
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 10 oz. almond milk, unsweetened (or unsweetened milk of choice)
  • 1 medium banana ripe, sliced, and frozen

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Information: Cacao is a great ingredient to incorporate into your diet on a daily basis. It provides a healthy dose of antioxidants and theobromine (a cousin of caffeine) to support your energy levels and overall cellular health. Gluten-free, can be made dairy free. 
  • Calories: 300
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Protein: 18 g (with protein powder)
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 260 m