Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Chocolate Orange Smoothie

chocolate orange smoothie

There's no denying that this smoothie isn't much to look at but promise me that you won't let that put you off as it tastes incredible! It has a thick and creamy texture (thanks to the avocado- which I promise you can't taste) that creates an indulgent drink, along with the classic combination of a rich chocolatey flavour and fresh juicy orange. I decided to sweeten the smoothie using dates rather than syrup to increase the iron and fibre content. What's more, the vitamin C from the orange will aid in the absorption of iron from the dates, spinach and cacao so it's a really healthy option as well as being delicious. I love drinking this when I want a quick breakfast, as a sweet snack or even dessert!

Three great health benefits: good source of fibre, boosts immunity, rich in antioxidants 

Makes 1 glass
Enjoy immediately

Ingredients:
3/4 cup almond milk
1 orange, peeled
2 medjool dates, pitted
1 handful frozen spinach
1/2 frozen baby avocado
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
Sprinkle of cacao nibs to decorate (optional)

Method:
1) With the exception of the cacao nibs (if using), place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and decorate with a sprinkling of cacao nibs. Enjoy immediately.

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