When I’m craving something sweet, I love blending up this creamy, chocolatey Superfood Smoothie. You’d never guess that it’s packed with nutrient dense greens and chia seeds! It’s great for breakfast or as a treat.
This Superfood Smoothie tastes like a decadent chocolate milkshake, but it’s packed with nutritious ingredients!
Leafy Greens – Packed with antioxidants that zap free radicals and help to prevent cancer. Eating lots of greens also keeps your body alkaline (a state that prevents disease), so I try to eat some with every meal!
Bananas – A rich source of pectin (unless overripe), a fiber that helps to keep blood sugar in check. They’re also high in potassium that is great for heart health.
Chia Seeds – Having the most content of omega 3 fatty acids of any plant food, they fight inflammation in the body, reducing the chance for heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and depression.
Raw Cacao Powder – Gives you a blast of serotonin, endorphins and other neurotransmitters which all work together to give you an overall sense of well being, bliss, pleasure and pure happiness!
Cinnamon – Adds sweetness without sugar, is loaded with antioxidants, and helps to fight inflammation.
If you are a parent and have had a hard time getting your child hooked on green drinks – this smoothie is a lifesaver! If you are drinking this after a workout or want to increase the protein content, you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder – I get mine here.
- 2 frozen bananas, peeled
- 1 cup kale or spinach
- ½ cup raw cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- 1½ cups nut milk or coconut milk, more as needed
- Ice, as needed
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding ice if needed to reach desired consistency. Enjoy!
I hope you love this delicious smoothie – and if you know anyone else who would love a healthy smoothie recipe that tastes like dessert, please share this post with them!