“Nuts about Chocolate” Cacao & Almond Butter Smoothie

A decadent, rich, subtly sweet, chocolate smoothie that's spiked with a hint of cinnamon & a big ol’ spoonful of almond butter

Serves: 1

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Ingredients

  • 0.333 cup 0.333 cup Coconut Milk Yogurt
  • 0.666 cup 0.666 cup Almond Milk, or milk of choice - I use unsweetened/homemade vanilla almond milk - http://betterwithcake.com/anytime/homemade-vanilla-almond-milk-vegan-gluten-free-paleo-friendly/
  • 0.5 whole 0.5 whole Banana, (I prefer to used pre-sliced and frozen bananas in my smoothies but fresh works just fine, but your smoothie may not be as creamy is all)
  • 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp Almond Butter, + extra for serving
  • 0.125 tsp 0.125 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, or 4-6 drops of vanilla cream stevia - I like to use sweet leaf brand
  • 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp Beef, Great Lakes brand Unflavored Gelatin, Optional
  • 0.333 cup 0.333 cup Ice Cubes, more or less to reach desired consistency
  • 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Optional for Serving
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp Dark Chocolate Chips, Or cacao nibs - optional for serving

Process

Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Place all smoothie ingredients into your and process until smooth, creamy and well combined.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass or mason jar then top with coconut flakes, dark chocolate or cacao nibs and a drizzle of nut butter if desired
  3. Enjoy xoxo

Notes

You could also add in a scoop of protein powder (vanilla, chocolate or unflavoured would work well in this recipe) for an extra boost of protein if you’re into that kinda thing – do what you feel baby 🙂

Our recipes are created using Paleo, Primal and Gluten-free guidelines. Learn more about our diet and lifestyle at www.primalpalate.com.

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