I was going to post a different recipe this week but when I posted a picture of this smoothie on Instagram and Facebook I received lots of enquiries about it that I thought I would share it with you this week.
I’m not a huge chocolate lover but every so often I do have a craving for some. This smoothie satisfied my craving instantly and is filling too so a great snack.
I don’t add any sweeteners to this smoothie but if you prefer something a little sweeter you could add some honey or maple syrup. If you don’t have any bananas in your freezer just use a regular banana and a handful of ice cubes.
Some people may not be familiar with maca which I have included – although this is totally optional. Maca is native to the Andes and is a very hardy plant. Amongst other benefits it is great for helping with energy levels and reducing tiredness. It has a slight caramel taste which I love.
Serves 1 – easily doubled
-1 frozen banana, peeled
-1 handful baby spinach
-3 or 4 large fresh mint leaves
-2 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
-1 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
-1/2 tsp. maca powder (optional)
-cacao nibs for sprinkling on top (optional)
How To Make
Place all the ingredients except for the cacao nibs in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into a glass and top with the cacao nibs, if using.