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Cacao Beet Smoothie

Active Time: 10 minutes

Makes 2 servings

Nutrition Corner: Cacao
Cacao powder is derived from the seeds of Cacao fruit and is used to make chocolate. While sugar-laden chocolate bars are far from a health food, raw cacao powder is a Mayan superfood! Cacao is rich in magnesium, fiber, and antioxidants. It has been used traditionally for thousands of years, and is at the heart of South American culture.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ½ avocado (save the other half for lunch tomorrow)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2-3 small beets or 1 medium/large beet (about ½ cup chopped)*
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-4 drops stevia (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses or to-go jars and enjoy.