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
- 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
- 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!
Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves ~ Becky HigginsBaking Extravaganza ~ SamanthaEasily Good Eats ~ Three CookiesElephant Eats ~ AmyKitchen Belleicious ~ Jessica
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.