Chocolate may seem like one of those things that you should avoid if you absolutely cannot tolerate those dark chocolate bars that contains 70% or more cocoa…or cannot control how much chocolate you eat once you start eating it…
But that doesn’t have to be the case…
Try a Dark Chocolate Smoothie.
The perfect Dark Chocolate Smoothie looks and tastes deceivingly decadent…has a bold chocolate taste….like a rich milkshake…lwithout the following nutritional downfall of a typical fast food milkshake, such as having
21 g fat
15 g saturated fat
131.0 g carbohydrates
112 g sugar
14.0 g protein
2.0 g fiber
430 mg sodium
That’s more than seven tablespoons of sugar…
But is actually made with healthy ingredients—such as almond milk, almond butter, frozen bananas, chia seeds,Greek yogurt, cocoa powder…and perhaps frozen berries or figs,
And is a great source of antioxidants….our actual subject at hand.
1/2C nonfat or lowfat Greek yogurtplain, strawberry or vanilla
1C skim, coconut, or almond milk
1Tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder...(be sure to use dark cocoa powder because this will make it super chocolatey and gives it an extra boost of anti-oxidants)
1tsp chia seeds
1Tbsphoney, if you want to make the smoothie sweeter
1C frozen strawberries…(frozen strawberries will give you the thick and frosty consistency that you want without needing to add any ice. If you are using fresh berries on hand, add about 1/2C cup of ice so that you can get the perfect thickness.).
1 frozen banana
You know the drill by now…Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until well combined.
The perfect blackberry smoothie is quick and easy to make…has an amazing taste… thick, luscious, creamy, and quite satisfying…not to mention that it contains tons of the antioxidants and vitamins that we alll need.
But what we’re mainly concerned with in this series of posts is the health benefits of smoothies—such as which smoothies are best for antioxidants…which are best for allergies…which are best for cleaning the sink…and so forth…
Other ingredients that can be added to your blackberries include…
1. Dairy Products
Flavored yogurt.—such as cherry
Unsweetened almond milk
2, Other Fruit
Citrus fruits—such as limes, oranges
3. Vegetables—leafy Greens—such as spinach
Herbs—such as basil
Nuts—such as walnuts and hazelnuts
The perfect smoothis is the perfectly refreshing frozen drink that follows a recipes such as this!…