Got a sweet tooth? Trying to avoid sugary sweets like ice cream and milkshakes? You must try this nutritious and delicious smoothie! It tastes more like a dessert than a healthy smoothie and it will naturally boost your immune system and energy levels. The cacao powder (I love the kind from Navitas Naturals) gives this smoothie a nice flavor while adding a powerful punch of free radical fighting antioxidants, energizing iron, and heart-healthy magnesium. The bananas are a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. Strawberries contain vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, copper, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, folate, vitamin B6, potassium and vitamins B2 and B5. Just be sure that you are selecting organic strawberries because they are one of the most heavily pesticide-sprayed fruits. Give this fabulous smoothie a try today!
Immune-Boosting Cacao Banana Berry Smoothie
- 2 small bananas
- 1 C fresh organic strawberries
- 1 C plain organic almond milk
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder (I use powder from Navitas Naturals)
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds (I use seeds from The Chia Co)
Add all ingredients to your blender and mix well until thoroughly processed. You may add ice cubes to this smoothie if you want to drink it cold. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Enjoy!
Do you have a picky eater in your family? Do you have a major sweet tooth? This is the smoothie for you! It tastes more like a milkshake than a healthy beverage, which makes it the perfect alternative to a sweet dessert or a sugary soda. This smoothie is loaded with nutrients that promote optimal health. The bananas give this smoothie a nice boost of B vitamins and potassium. The orange is an excellent source of Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps to maintain the health of cells by protecting them from damage caused by free radicals. I’ve added raw cacao powder from Navitas Naturals to this smoothie for a sweeter taste and a great dose of flavanols, magnesium, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. You can also include a pinch of cinnamon to taste if you wish. Give this smoothie a try today!
Banana Cacao Orange Smoothie
- 1 orange
- 1 banana
- 1 C vanilla almond milk (I recently tried the new Almond Milk from So Delicious and it tastes fabulous with this recipe)
- 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed (try Forti-flaxfrom Barlean’s Organic Oils)
- 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
- A pinch of cinnamon
Peel the orange and banana. Add all ingredients to your blender and process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Enjoy!