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:
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.