Chocolate Mint Smoothie

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CACOA. Pronounced Ca-Cow. Heard of it? Cacoa is the purest form of chocolate you can consume.

Cacoa is raw and much less processed than cocoa. Cacao is thought to be the highest source of antioxidants and the highest source of magnesium of all foods. Cacao beans contain more antioxidants than blueberries, acai berries, or red wine. It’s also a mood-enhancer!

I layered this smoothie with chocolate and mint smoothie flavours. The smoothie looks much more appetizing when its layered. When the two flavours are mixed together it’s a brownish colour and not the most appetizing looking. However, it tastes the same either way, so if you’re strapped for time, just throw all of the ingredients in the blender and blend away.

Here are the ingredients for the mint smoothie: water, frozen spinach, mint leaves, avocado and peppermint extract.

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Here are the ingredients for the chocolate smoothie: cacao, unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana and organic pure maple syrup.Chocolate_Smoothie_Ingredients

Chocolate Mint Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • Chocolate Smoothie:
  • • 1 - 1½ cup unsweetened organic almond milk (depends how thick you like it)
  • • 1½ frozen banana
  • • 1 tablespoon cacoa
  • • 1 tablespoon organic pure maple syrup
  • • 1 handful ice
  • Mint Smoothie:
  • • 1 avocado
  • • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • • 4-6 mint leaves
  • • ⅛ tsp peppermint extract
  • • handful ice cubes
  • • ½ cup to 1 cup water (depends on how thick you like it)
Instructions
  1. For a layered smoothie:
  2. Throw all of the green smoothie ingredients into the blender with a handful of ice. Blend together and pour ½ of the smoothie in your cup and place in the freezer. Pout the other half in the fridge.
  3. Clean the blender and make the chocolate smoothie. Add a handful of ice into the ingredients. Once blended, pour onto of the first glen layer and then pour a final layer of the green smoothie onto.
  4. You will have 1 cup of chocolate smoothie remaining and some mint smoothie is making in a large mason jar like the one pictured.
  5. If you don't have the time to make a layered smoothie, pour all of the ingredients into the blender together with ice and blend until smooth.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 695 Fat: 43g Carbohydrates: 79.9g Sodium: 204mg Protein: 10.1g

 

Lemony Mango Burst

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Whenever I eat a mango I instantly start dreaming of the sweet air, warm breeze and hot sun in Hawaii. Mangos are my husband’s favourite fruit and whenever we vacation in Hawaii we share a mango with our breakfast in the morning. It was actually my husband who introduced me to the combination of lemon and mango. It’s divine!

When I saw mangos for sale at my local grocery store, I knew I needed to make a lemon mango smoothie. It was exactly what I needed to start dreaming about our upcoming vacation to Hawaii.

I made this smoothie for my morning snack last week. I saved some for my daughter and brought it with me when I picked her up from school. I wasn’t sure what my daughter would think of this smoothie because of the colour, but when she drank it she said “mmm, delicious!”

I was also happy to find out that mangos offer a generous amount of vitamin C and vitamin A, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids to help keep my immune system healthy and strong. Since I seem to be fighting off a different cold each week, I need all the extra vitamins I can find.Lemon_Mango_Spinach

Lemony Mango Burst
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 heaping cup fresh mango cubes
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup water
Instructions
  1. pre soak the chia seeds in a little bit of water for about 15 minutes before adding into the smoothie.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 206 Fat: 15.4 Carbohydrates: 18.5g Sugar: 12.8g Sodium: 34mg Fiber: 4.8g Protein: 2.8g