Smoothies are the monarchs of the health world! They are incredibly quick to make, very tasty and so simple to pack with nutrition. We have a very special smoothie to share with you today. It happens to be a beautiful green (perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day free of artificial colors) AND it has a well-loved ingredient. Chocolate!
Did you know chocolate can be good for you? Just like almost every other food, as long as it is pure, minimally processed and organic, chocolate (in the form of raw cacao) can actually be health promoting.
Cacao can improve metabolism, boost energy, prevent signs of premature aging, protect against heart disease, help with mood swings, fight tooth decay and improve brain function. (source)
Kale comes in as our cruciferous vegetable and can aid weight loss, protect eyes, lower the risk of cancer and lower cholesterol. Kale also happens to be a great source of vitamin C and vitamin K. There are plenty of reasons to eat kale and it tastes amazing in this smoothie! (source)
See? Plenty of nutrition in just a single glass. And we haven’t even chatted about yogurt, bananas, coconut milk, etc. We could easily spend much more time on each ingredient, but for now, let’s drink up!
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Chocolate Kale Smoothie
Remember to keep your ingredients organic for optimum nutrition!
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 6-8 kale leaves, with stem
- ¼ cup cacao
- 1-2 bananas
- 1 avocado
- 1 14 oz. can coconut milk
- stevia to taste
Blend all ingredients together in a Vitamix of high- powered blender.
This recipe also works great in a NutriBullet, simply cut the ingredients in half.
Have you ever tried cacao in a smoothie? Tell us about it in the comments!
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