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Energizing Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Enjoy this sumptuous, energizing chocolate cherry smoothie, prepared within 20 minutes, for breakfast or a quick snack in between meals. It tastes like a good-for-you dessert.
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 1
Calories 433 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Cherry pitter (optional)

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup almond milk (no-waste recipe, or store bought)
  • 1/3 cup water (filtered, preferably at room temperature)
  • 1/4 avocado* (ripe, peeled and cubed)
  • 1/2 cup cherries (fresh or frozen, fresh used in this recipe)
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder**
  • 1/3 cup chick peas (cooked, or sub with 1/2 scoop of plant-based protein powder)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt (Pink Himalayan used, optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp unsweetened dried shredded coconut flakes
  • 5 leaves fresh mint (optional)
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds (or equal amount ground flax seeds)
  • 1 medjool date (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Have all the ingredients ready near the blender. Wash the cooked chickpeas under running water (if using). Wash cherries and mint leaves under running water. Either use a cherry pitter to pit cherries or cut around the seed.
  • Add all the ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Notes

*if you are trying to reduce fat in diet, replace avocado with 1/2 a medium-sized banana. 
**add 1/2 tbsp more, if you prefer intense chocolate flavor

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 15gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 297mgPotassium: 805mgFiber: 14gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 151IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 288mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Gluten-free, Vegan
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