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Dark Chocolate Smoothie


Smoothies are a great way to pack in as much nutrition as possible. The raw cacao in this recipe makes it feel like a real treat, but remember that cacao is incredibly rich in antioxidants, and is packed with other nutrients, such as iron, magnesium and calcium. It is also a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant, so can really help to kick-start your day!


As with all smoothie recipes, feel free to experiment with the ingredients to find your perfect blend.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 banana

  • 1 1/2 cups of milk (preferably dairy-free) or water

  • 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed

  • 1 large handful of spinach or kale

  • 1 cup of frozen berries

  • 2 tablespoons of raw cacao

  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

  • 1 splash of vanilla extract

  • Ice


Method

Simply pop all the ingredients into a blender, blend for 5-10 seconds, then serve and enjoy!

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