August 16, 2012

Chocolate Funky Monkey Smoothie

"My little taste tester" loves this smoothie. Chocolate, bananas, almond butter, and spinach galore. Refreshing and revitalizing, it's a perfect way to kick start your day.


1 cup Almond Milk (coconut milk, or any other nut milk)  
2 TBSP Cacao Powder  
2 TBSP Raw Almond Butter (or other nutty butter)  
1 Banana (fresh or frozen)  
1 cup Spinach (or other fresh leafy greens)  
1/4 cup or more fresh Coconut Meat (unsweetened, shredded coconut works too)
dash cinnamon  
ice (if desired)

Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy.

Sip or slurp...whatever you prefer :) Enjoy!

This is a great base recipe that can easily be altered to your liking. 
For instance, when I am running low on a particular ingredient or if I want to switch things up a bit, I'll use water instead of almond milk, fresh almonds instead of almond butter, strawberries or blueberries instead of bananas, or perhaps a few dates or a dash of pure maple syrup for a little added sweetness. Whatever your heart desires :)

What's in your favorite smoothie?
Do you prefer something fruity? Something chocolatey?

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