Happy National Sugar Day Halloween! I posted tips the other day to keep you from eating all the Halloween candy. I didn’t want to leave you with no alternatives though. That would be mean. So, in honor of Halloween, I present a delicious sweet sweet treat: my chocolate almond coconut smoothie.
I love smoothies, although I really don’t drink them as much as I would like. Hopefully that will change when my husband surprises me with a Vitamix this Christmas. (At least he’s been hinting that I’ll be getting one.) Regular blenders can handle a smoothie, but it’s hard on them. It takes forever, and the blender is difficult enough to clean that I don’t want to do it. That said, this chocolate almond coconut smoothie is so good that I will usually suffer through the clean up for the reward.
So, tonight great the trick-or-treators with your chocolate almond coconut smoothie in hand (you may even want to put it in a wine glass to feel extra special). Feel free to feel a little sorry for them when they just get the candy. Trusty me, you won’t want the candy bars at all if you’ve got this smoothie!
Recipe: Chocolate Almond Coconut Smoothie
Summary: really, do I need to say more than listing the ingredients?
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 Tbs cacao powder
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk (unsweetened)
- 2 Tbs coconut
- 1 tsp palm sugar (add a little more if needed)
- 1 Tbs chia seeds (optional, but yummy)
- Slice the banana into smaller chunks.
- Put the banana, cacao powder, almond milk, coconut, and palm sugar in the blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into your favorite glass and sprinkle the chia seeds on top.
If you don’t have palm sugar, use agave nectar, honey, or steevia.
Preparation time: 3 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegan
Number of servings (yield): 1