Monday, February 22, 2016

Cacao, Avocado, Hemp Smoothie with Mint {Dairy-Free}


This month is like "eat-every-piece-of-freakin-chocolate-I-see" month. I don't know about you, but with all the chocolate love around Valentine's Day, this whole month has turned into a chocolate fest, with me reaching for chocolate goodies whenever they are nearby.
This smoothie is my humble little effort to satisfy my cravings for chocolate and something sweet with a healthier choice. 
Breakfast smoothie? Yes! Mid afternoon snack? Yes! Dessert? Yes, yes, yes!
It's like a delicious, satisfying chocolate mint milkshake, but better. Low sugar, dairy-free, with good fats, protein, and antioxidants....it's all in there.

Cacao, Avocado, and Hemp Smoothie with Mint
Make 2 large or 4 small smoothies

1 avocado, ripe
1 1/3 cups unsweetened plain almond milk, plus extra as needed
2-3 Tablespoons raw cacao powder
3 Tablespoons hemp seeds, plus extra for the top - I like Manitoba brand
1 1/2 frozen bananas
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves {or to taste}
1 small packet stevia

Place all the ingredients into a high powered blender {love my Vitamix ♥ } Blend until smooth, adding more almond milk as needed. Pour into glasses, garnish with a sprinkle of extra hemp seeds and mint.
Enjoy.

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