Food

Choco-Green Smoothie Recipe

TIMESeptember 1, 2014

A sweet, creamy, chocolatey and nutritious green smoothie. It is an energizing smoothie that uses a blend of cacao nibs and cocoa powder for a rich, chocolatey – flavor. 

Deciding on your greens is important. I tend to rotate between spinach, collard greens, kale, and romaine for my green smoothies. It’s actually really important to switch up your greens since some of them are high in oxalic acid and, besides, variety is the spice of life, no?

Ingredients: 

  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unhulled sesame seeds
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 pint fresh organic strawberries
  • 10-16 ounces baby romaine
  • 1½ tablespoons flax meal
  • 1½ tablespoons ground chia seeds
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 1 teaspoon lucuma powder (optional)

Method: 

  1. Combine hemp seeds, sesame seeds and water in a high-speed blender and process until smooth (about 15 seconds).
  2. Peel the mango and add to the blender along with the fresh strawberries. Add the romaine and blend again (about 30 seconds).
  3. Add flax meal, chia seeds, frozen pineapple, cocoa powder, cacao nibs, and lucuma powder to the blender and process one last time until smooth. Serve cold and refrigerate leftovers for up to 24 hours, tightly covered.

This article was originally published on Carrie on Living. Read the original here.