Do you know anyone who is adverse to anything green? Do they freak out when Spinach is simply mentioned? Is the prospect of even attempting to get the smallest of leafy vegetables into their bodies so daunting you just want to sit down and throw your hands in the air? “WILL THIS MADNESS EVER END!?! THERE MUST BE A WAY!” you scream, but your screams fall on deaf ears and the madness continues.

Well this smoothie is here to answer your prayers. You don’t have to tell them it’s full of goodness such as Chia Seeds, Goji Berries, Raw Cacao, Coconut Oil or Almond Milk and you definitely don’t have to tell them it’s stuffed full of greens. It can be our secret and they’ll never know… I promise!

The Choc-Banana Smoothie is my current go-to breakfast. It’s super simple to whip up, super transportable, insanely healthy and tastes nothing like Spinach. That’s pretty much ticked all the boxes if you ask me.

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I do have to apologise for being insanely unorganised this week. I was meant to post a Buckwheat Profile yesterday (that’s coming next week now, don’t hate me) but I got consumed by the political turmoil that is the Australian Labor party and forgot about the blog. I also forgot about life in general, which is pretty concerning (I didn’t really, I’m just being dramatic). But enough on that and more on smoothies!

Choc-Banana Smoothie

Makes two smoothies (or one if you’re greedy)
5 minute prep time

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Milk (preferably homemade)
  • 1 ripe Banana (frozen)
  • 2 handfuls of Spinach (Kale is a better choice for those accustomed to greens)
  • 1 tsp Goji Berries
  • 4-5 Pitted Dates
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Raw Cacao Powder
  • 2 tsp Chia Seeds

Directions:

  1. Pour Almond Milk into the blender.
  2. Place the ingredients in as follows; Pitted Dates, Goji Berries, Spinach, Chia Seeds, Raw Cacao Powder, Coconut Oil and then the broken up frozen Banana.
  3. Blend! If you don’t have a powerful blender make sure to place the ingredients in as above and be sure to blend for just over a minute.
  4. Pour and serve. Hooray, you’ve made a smoothie!

Notes:

  • If you’re allergic to nuts switch to Oat, Rice or Quinoa Milk.
  • If you’re allergic to caffeine switch out the Cacao and replace with Carob or Black Sapote.
  • I really recommend using Kale to anyone that is used to the taste of leafy greens. Kale is richer in Calcium and higher in vitamins than Spinach.

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