Full of antioxidants and naturally sweetened, this healthy chocolate smoothie is the super delicious, nutrient-packed answer to the siren call of a chocolate craving.
- ¼ cup berries frozen
- 1 banana ripe, frozen
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts optional
- 1 cup almond milk or preferred milk
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 small handful fresh spinach optional
If the bananas are not particularly sweet or you just like your smoothies on the sweeter side add a little liquid sweetener such as maple syrup or 2 to 3 dates, which will add a lovely caramel flavor.
If you're using fresh fruit or prefer your smoothie on the thicker side a few ice cubes to make the smoothie thicker.