Banana, Cacao, Date and Spinach Smoothie With Almond Milk That Will Blow Your Mind

I literally crave this smoothie.  It is so creamy and tastes sinful when it’s in fact good for you. 

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1/2 a Banana
2 Dates pitted
1 1/2 cups  Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 tsp Cacao Nibs
2 cups Fresh Spinach
1/2 a scoop of your favorite chocolate or vanilla protein powder
1 Tbsp Chia Seed
Ice 
 

FullSizeRenderPut all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency.  It sounds like a really weird combo, but it is absolutely delicious.  The spinach will give it a green color, but I promise this does not taste like a green juice.  It is creamy and dessert like.  You can always alter or add more or less ingredients.  That is the best part about a smoothie, you can throw whatever you want in a blender! Sometimes I add powdered peanut butter for a banana/chocolate/peanut butter flavor.

The chia seed is great for an energy boost.  This smoothie is a meal replacement for me and it doesn’t leave me hungry. The dates add sweetness to the smoothie in a natural way.

What is your favorite smoothie?

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Stephanie Robbins | 26th Feb 16

    This is my favorite smoothie! I have it almost every day!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 26th Feb 16

      Great minds think a like! It is SO good! It is my most common breakfast and post workout snack. I never get tired of it. 🙂

  2. Roger Bird | 6th Jun 16

    I don’t know if you realize, but this is a magnesium super-star smoothie. Banana, almond, cacao, and spinach are all top magnesium sources. (I don’t have any knowledge about dates and chia seeds, but chia seeds are a superfood all by themselves.). And magnesium deficiency is a major problem for everyone in the so-called developed world.

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