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Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Posted February 15, 2010

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Chocolate Almond Butter Green Smoothie

Read More: almond butter, almond milk, cacao nibs, chocolate, dessert, fitness on the run, frozen banana, green smoothie, healthy snack, jon ham, julieanna hever, plant-based dietitian, spinach

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Here is perfect dessert smoothie or one to make when you are in the mood for a treat that won't wreak havoc on your health, but is actually health-promoting. It is a sweet smoothie that can be made more or less sweet by adjusting the ingredients. Play with it until you find your favorite ratios. Here is my favorite way to make the Chocolate Almond Green Smoothie:

Blend the following ingredients together:

2-4 cups spinach, washed

1/2 cup natural almond butter (no added ingredients besides almonds ideally)

1 cup frozen chunks of banana (this is the key to success with green smoothies...Take bananas at their perfect state of ripeness that you prefer, peel them, divide them into pieces and freeze them in a freezer bag. They increase the sweetness, remove any bitterness from the greens, and enhance the frosty and creamy texture.)

2 Tbsp raw cacao nibs (optional)

2 cups ice

4 cups chocolate almond milk

This will serve 2-4 people, depending on their appetite.

Cheers!

 

 


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Julianna,

It sounds delish, but I was wondering if you have every calculated the fat content in a serving? I'd be curious especially since I really restrict fats.

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Good question. The only source of fat is from the almond butter. I use a low-fat almond milk. Depending on the rest of your day and the amount you consume, it should fit in pretty well with your meal plan. It is a whole food smoothie filled with nutrition from the greens, almonds and banana! Enjoy!

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