Chocolatelove: Raw Cacao Green Smoothie!

It’s the day after Valentine’s Day and I hope that each and every one of you had a good, if not great, day. Mine was filled with some yummy vegan food, more importantly, desserts! But, now, it’s back to being good and that’s why I have this delicious (but ugly) concoction of a smoothie for you!

This is the perfect smoothie to help you transition from decadent Valentine’s Day foods, back to healthier eating habits. It has luxurious, raw Cacao Powder that’s full of antioxidants, a banana for potassium and to use as a natural sweetener, chia seeds for fiber and protein, and kale which is a nutritional powerhouse in its own right; you can’t forget the orange for that boost of vitamin C. Overall, this smoothie has a lot going on and is great for you.

Serves: 1 Large Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 Frozen Banana, in Chunks
  • 1 Medium-sized Orange, Peeled
  • 3/4 Cup Kale, De-stemmed
  • 1/4 Cup Navitas Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 1/2-3/4 Cup Water

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree completely, making sure that you completely break down the kale (which can be a little tough and fibrous). Add ice cubes to your smoothie if you would like it to be colder (or if you do not have a frozen banana on hand).

The bloghop, this month, is filled with so many amazing blogs! I love that I’m able to be a part of it, and continue to share the foodie love. Here’s a list of all of the bloggers that are participating!

Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose

Please join in on the #chocolatelove fun by linking up any chocolate recipe from the month of February 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #chocolatelove event! The twitter hashtag is #chocolatelove.


Check out the rest of the #Chocolatelove recipes, below!

14 Comments

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14 Responses to Chocolatelove: Raw Cacao Green Smoothie!

  1. Perfect drink after all that indulgence!Love the green color.Bookmarked!

  2. Looks wonderful!! I wish I had a glass of that right now …

  3. Awh, I don’t think it looks bad! Love the orange thrown in there with the banana, kale, and chocolate – I bet it’s wonderful. I always mean to put an orange in with my smoothie but forget to. Sounds delicious.

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      I’ve had a bit of a surplus of oranges around here lately so I find myself throwing in an orange wherever I can sometimes! But, I truly love them in smoothies, they add a nice acidity to mellow, sweet bananas (which I usually use for my smoothie bases).

  4. I bet the orange was fantastic with that cacao! I drink at least 1 green smoothie a day… I only wish they were a prettier color to photograph. The only I posted today looks like sludge. Tastes amazing though! :)

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      I do the smell test when it looks weird. As long as it smells good I know that it’s completely edible. Although, I’ve made some stinky juices before that still tasted great! ha ha

  5. Hearty green goodness!! Another reason to love kale! :D

  6. That is one awesome looking smoothie!

  7. A truly appetizing good-for-you smoothy to begin your day freshly!
    Yum too! ;)

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