Here’s a tasty chocolate green smoothie that’s a healthy indulgence!
Both cacao and blueberries are high in antioxidants and help fight free radicals. You can use fresh blueberries when they are in season, or frozen during the winter months.
For a little variation, you can use fresh coconut water from a young, Thai coconut to enhance the tropical flavor. Substitute peach with mango. If you are using fresh blueberries, add ice to chill. This smoothie is naturally sweeter than the Chocolate-Banana with Goji Berries, but you might want to add a little agave nectar, stevia or honey to taste.
Chocolate-Peach Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 peach, pitted
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
- 2 cups of raw baby spinach (or other greens)
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder (UK friends can buy cacao powder here)
- 8 ounces of almond milk
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Fat: 13.6 grams
Protein: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 51.9 grams
Calcium: 16% daily value (DV)
Vitamin A: 89%
Vitamin C: 157%
Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)
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Tracy Russell is the creator of RESET 28: A 28-Day Program For Energy, Weight Loss & A Healthy Glow, and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She has been helping people take control of their health and well being with green smoothies, a whole foods diet, and fitness since 2009.