Do you love chocolate? Is eating healthy important to you? If you answered yes to both these questions, this smoothie is for you.
I didn’t ever have chocolate cravings before having my girls. But as soon as I became pregnant with my first, I instantly started to crave chocolate. And, unfortunately this craving has continued.
I found the combination of pear and cocoa perfect in this recipe. I also added in some medjool dates to sweeten it up. I love adding medjool dates to my smoothies. They are loaded with nutrients, but have no fat in them, so they make a perfect natural sweetener. Click here to learn more about the healthy benefits of medjool dates.
If you’re like me and you crave a sweet treat in the afternoon, this smoothie is sure to satisfy.
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 medjool dates
- 2 pears
- 1 cup ice
- 1.5 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
- Remove the core of the pear, but keep the skin on for the extra fiber. Add the almond milk and ice in the blend first and blend together for about 20 seconds. Add the rest of the ingredients into the blend and blend on high for 30 seconds. The liquid helps pull the other ingredients towards the blade for a smooth blend.