Decadent (and healthy) chocolate smoothie recipe

Healthy chocolate smoothie

Image credit: 2013-06-13 11.33.30, by griotsnet on Flickr. CC BY 2.0.

I’ve been on a green smoothie kick for two months now and I love it. Having my smoothie every morning has become a vital part of my day. I can’t wait for that first delicious sip and I’m craving (and eating) more fresh and healthy foods.

Sometimes, though, I still crave chocolate. Chocolate cake? Yes, please. Chocolate chip cookies? I’d steal one out of Cookie Monster’s mouth. And because I know I’m weak, I try not to have these things in my house to tempt me. So, when I found out that I could make a smoothie that is the healthy equivalent of a chocolate milkshake, I was all in.

Eating healthy is wonderful but it’s even better when it tastes like you are eating something sinful!

Decadent Chocolate Smoothie

2 servings.

1 cup spinach

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (almond, cashew and soy milks also work well)

1 banana

1 tablespoon almond butter

1 tablespoon 100% unsweetened cacao powder (it’s in the baking aisle)

1/2 teaspoon ground ceylon cinnamon

Pinch of nutmeg

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and enjoy!