Today I'm sharing the final smoothie of my week-long welcome back series--A Smoothie A Day. Today's smoothie is a relatively new concoction of mine. It features a hint of sweetness with a just the right touch of earthiness. The bold flavors blend together to make one downright taste beverage.
I'm typically not a fan of chocolate smoothies, but this is the exception. It has just a tiny bit of coca power, giving it a bit of sweetness without being overpowering. One of my earliest attempts included avocado. Needless to say, I was not a fan.
Here's what you'll need:
3 tsp of coca powder
2 frozen bananas
2 handfuls of spinach
1 cup of vanilla milk
3-4 mint leaves
You'll notice that the majority of my smoothies include vanilla or almond milk. Once upon a time, I was pretty big on using regular milk in my smoothies. But then I started paying attention to the amount of sugar and calories, and set out to find a healthier alternative. It wasn't long before I stumbled upon my trusty vanilla milk. On average, vanilla milk has 4 grams and 20 calories less than skim milk. When you compare it to whole milk, those calories and grams of sugar increase exponentially.
As with most smoothies, this recipe is pretty no fuss. Add all of your ingredients to the blender. Blend well. Add ice as needed. Pour into glass. Add garnish or toppings if desired. Serve with a smile.
I hope you all enjoyed my A Smoothie A Day series. I've got so much planned for you guys in the upcoming weeks and months, but most importantly, I'm just happy to be home.
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