Satisfy your chocolate cravings with a delicious and healthy breakfast-in-a-glass that's made in under 5 minutes. Loaded with spinach and avocado this smoothie is made without banana and instead you have the option to sweeten it with dates.
Place all ingredients except the almond milk in a high-powered blender. Pour in half the almond milk and mix until smooth.
Pour in the rest of the almond milk and mix again for about 30 seconds. Pour in a glass and decorate with raw cacao nibs and a straw.
Ingredient notes & substitutions
Cacao nibs should be raw and unsweetened for the healthiest version, and can be excluded
Almond milk adds a nice touch of nutty flavor but can be swapped for another type of dairy or non-dairy milk
Dates can be excluded for a less sweet and lower carb version
Peanut butter can be substituted for a different type of nut butter, like almond butter or cashew nut butter
Spinach can be switched for kale or another type of leafy green
Avocado can be swapped for banana - since it's sweeter, I recommend then skipping the dates
Tips & tricks
Add half the milk first - adding less liquid from the start makes it easier to get everything really smooth, and it also makes it easy to adjust the consistency
Make it lower in carbs by excluding the dates
Make it the night before or even make it for several days at the same time. Just store it in the fridge in an airtight container (I have reusable plastic smoothie cups for this) and give it a shake before sipping.
If your smoothie gets to warm when mixing - add an ice cube before mixing the second time
Adjust the consistency by adding more or less almond milk
Nutritional information is including dates. If excluding dates:Calories - 343 kcalCarbohydrates - 18g