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5-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Chia Smoothie with Toasted Coconut
This smoothie's got a secret... it's got spinach in it! And it's super healthy – not that you'd be able to tell from the delicious nutty, chocolate-y taste.

Health Benefits:

+ 9g protein from the almond milk and almond butter
+ High in iron from spinach and almond butter
+ Lots of fiber to keep your digestive system healthy
+ Chia seeds are amazing for you (I'm a little bit obsessed...)
I found the recipe at Cooking and Beer, a really awesome blog that you need to check out. Usually, Justine (the resident foodie) pairs recipes and craft beer selections, but here, she's used her culinary knowledge to whip up a pretty yummy chocolate almond milk smoothie. You go, Justine! Photo credit goes to her as well.

5-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Chia Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 mins. Difficulty: Super Easy! Makes 2 servings.
Recipe adapted from Cooking and Beer

What You'll Need

1 1/2 frozen bananas
1 1/2 cups Almond Breeze Chocolate Almond Milk
1 cup baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons chia seeds (or chia gel)
1 cup ice (optional)
toasted coconut and mini chocolate chips, for garnish

What To Do

1. Place bananas, almond milk, almond butter, chia seeds, and spinach in a high powered blender, and blend on high until smooth. (If you'd like a colder, thicker smoothie, add 1 cup of ice before blending.)
2. Garnish with toasted coconut and mini chocolate chips. Enjoy!
This yummy smoothie certainly couldn't be easier to whip up, and is a great way to squeeze in some greens for all you picky eaters and salad haters out there. Be healthy AND get your daily dose of chocolate-y goodness! :D
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