Fitness & Nutrition

Choco Peppermint Smoothie

TIMEJanuary 9, 2022

Chocolate and peppermint – my favorite combination! This power smoothie is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, keto and actually healthy.

Made with superfood ingredients, this will tantalize your taste buds and give you energy.

If you are like me and don’t drink coffee, I heavily rely on chocolate to give me the boost I need during the day. Not only does chocolate give you energy it is also packed full of nutrition!

In its raw form, chocolate actually has a lot of health benefits, here are just a few:

  • richest source of magnesium than any other food
  • keeps you fuller longer, thanks to the MOA inhibitors allowing more serotonin to circulate in the brain
  • has Phenylethylamine (PEA), an adrenal-related chemical created in the brain that is released when we are in love.  PEA also increases focus and alertness
  • high amounts of antioxidants – 100 grams of raw cacao powder has an antioxidant rating (ORAC value) of 100,000 which is super high, compared to Acai berries which only have a ORAC value of 18, 500

Make this recipe with your kids and for your family; everyone will love it!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe avocado peeled and deseeded
  • 1/2 cup full-fat premium coconut milk preferably free of guar gum
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 tbsp golden lakanto or other low sugar sweetener
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • tbps raw cacao nibs
  • 6 drops vanilla medicine flower extract or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 drops food-grade peppermint essential oil

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  • Serve with coconut whipped cream and top with cacao nibs.

This article was originally published on HealingTheBody.ca

Recipe by:

Crystal Bonnet is an International Raw Food Chef, Instructor and Cookbook Author. Her culinary passion started with living, plant-based food in her own kitchen, which led her to train at industry-leading Culinary schools: PlantLab (formerly Matthew Kenney) and Pure Joy Academy.