healthy chocolate kale smoothie recipe

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I made another great healthy smoothie from Julie Morris’s Superfood Smoothies.  In fact I make us a different one every day. Each one has been equally delicious.  Even sweet without any added sugar.  I cannot recommend this book enough.

Today I made a Healthy Chocolate Kale smoothie.  Yes, I said chocolate!  Yes, it is a green smoothie that taste awesome too!  The superfood used in this recipe is Cacao.  In my pantry I always have the powder and nibs.  Both are great in smoothies and for desserts.  Cacao is chocolate in the raw.  It is a great source of magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, and calcium.  Cacao is energizing, increases serotonin levels, is an excellent source of antioxidants, helps reduce cholesterol and supports a healthy heart.  This is just about half of the benefits of Cacao.  Best of all it is chocolate!

Chocolate Kale Smoothie 

I made a few minor tweaks to the original recipe.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  What other ways would you use Cacao?

chocolate kale smoothie
Serves 2
Healthy yet yummy Chocolate Kale smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 2 frozen bananas
  2. 1/2 cup Chia seeds gel (see below for instructions)
  3. 1-1/2 cups of packed kale
  4. 3 tablespoons of Cacao Nibs
  5. 2 tablespoons Cacao Powder
  6. 1-1/2 cups original flavor rice milk
  7. 1 cup of ice
Instructions
  1. Blend all the ingredients together. Makes 2 - 16 oz servings
Notes
  1. For every cup of water add two tablespoons of chia seeds. I make the chia gel the night before and put it in an air-tight container in the fridge. (It should keep for up to a week.) Don't have Chia seeds? Just omit them from the recipe or replace them with 2 tablespoons of Hemp Seeds.
Adapted from Julie Morris
Adapted from Julie Morris
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  1. serves 16?

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