Mexican Chocolate Smoothie

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I am that person that makes smoothies on a regular basis and feeds them to their kids at a young age. It is such a great way to get your fruits and veggies and not to mention its easy to drink on those busy mornings. Some of my favorite ingredients for a delicious smoothie is spinach, blueberries, banana, plain greek yogurt, almond milk, and a frozen fruit! This Mexican Chocolate Smoothie is good for you, creamy and tasty with just enough cinnamon and a kick of spice!

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I use my Blendtec for all of my smoothies and I love it! Not to mention its 7 year warranty.

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Here in Durham there is a Mexican Restaurant called Nana Taco that has a Mexican Shake. I was inspired by that shake to create this Mexican Chocolate Smoothie. I love to use seasonal fruit and vegetables in my smoothies so the idea of adding spice and chocolate sounded so fun to experiment with. I couldn’t be happier with how this smoothie turned out and of course you would’t even know that spinach, avocados, blueberries, banana, and greek yogurt are in it! This is the perfect way to start your morning and especially on Cinco de Mayo! You can begin you celebration healthy and end with something cheesy and greasy! 😉

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Mexican Chocolate Smoothie

Serves 2
Prep time 8 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan
Meal type Beverage, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold

Ingredients

  • 6oz Almond Milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 Medium banana
  • 1 Medium ripe avocado
  • 1/2-1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1-1 1-2 cup fresh spinach
  • 2 squares of chili infused chocolate (or 1/2 of cayenne pepper)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

Step 1
Add almond milk first to blender than add the rest of the ingredients ending with the spinach. Pulse to help break up the frozen fruit then blend. Frozen fruit in smoothies is a must to help with texture and helps chill the smoothie. Taste the smoothie and add more of what you need whether it is cocoa powder or cayenne pepper.

  1 comment for “Mexican Chocolate Smoothie

  1. May 1, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    Those ingredients have me intrigued, this looks and sounds incredible!

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