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Healthy Chocolate Mocha Smoothie

Healthy Chocolate Mocha Smoothie (vegan, paleo)


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 8 mins
  • Yield: 1
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This is a creamy, frothy, sweet, frosty and decadent smoothie that is full of healthy fat, fiber, plant based protein and a little caffeine to help jump-start your day. You can feel good about gulping it down because it is refined-sugar free, vegan, raw, gluten-free and easy to make.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsweetened, vanilla almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)
  • 8 unsweetened, vanilla almond milk ice cubes (just freeze the milk in an ice cube tray the night before - any milk works)
  • 1/4 large avocado, peel and pit removed
  • 6 pitted Medjool dates
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons cold brewed coffee concentrate
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder or 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt (trust me!)

Optional Smoothie Boosters:

  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or flaxseed
  • 1-2 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
  • 1-2 tablespoons cacao nibs 

Garnish Ideas


Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth and creamy ensuring the dates have been fully incorporated and no chunks remain. Taste and add more almond milk ice cubes for a thicker/frostier drink. You can also add more coffee if desired. If you want a sweeter drink you can add more dates or a teaspoon of maple syrup. You can also add flaxseed meal or chia seeds for more nutritional boosters. I have also added a handful or two of spinach to this which works very well. You cannot taste the added greens and it doesn't impact the color of the drink very much either.
  • Prep Time: 8 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender

Keywords: mocha smoothie

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