Chocolate Coconut Mango Superfood Smoothie

by deborah on July 8, 2014 · 22 comments

in Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan

Chocolate Coconut Mango Superfood Smoothie

I have always loved the taste of chocolate, but until recently I never bothered to explore the

addition of cacao powder to my daily smoothies and puddings.

However, once I bought the ingredients needed to make a chocolate chia pudding

which turned out great–I had more cacao powder left over, so I decided to use it in a smoothie.

Sure, raw cacao tastes bitter, but adding fruits to your smoothie recipe sweetens the flavor.

It tastes great blended with bananas, oranges, mangoes, peaches, pears and dates, for example.

Chocolate Coconut Mango Superfood Smoothie It’s Super Good!

Many consider cacao the ultimate superfood–that’s because it can be so good for you–when

prepared in healthy ways and used in moderation.

Famed for being a mood-enhancer, raw chocolate contains a variety of nutrients which help

support the heart, brain, pancreas, liver, skin, digestion and immune systems.

Cacao also helps build strong bones and healthy blood.

Best of all, cacao delivers a powerful dose of antioxidants including polyphenols, catechins,

epicatechins and flavanoids–more antioxidants by weight than blueberries, acai, goji berries,

pomegranates and red wine, combined.

Cacao is a good source of healthy fat plus an assortment of important vitamins and minerals

including magnesium, iron, chromium,  manganese, zinc, copper, anandamide, theobromine,

phosphorus, calcium.vitamin C, Omega-6 fatty acids, phenethylamine and tryptophan.

Need more reasons to add cacao to your smoothies?

Or are you ready to make one now?

Chocolate Coconut Mango Superfood Smoothie

Chocolate Coconut Mango Superfood Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 ripe, organic bananas

1 cup fresh, organic mango, sliced

4 organic dates, soaked

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1-2 tablespoons cacao powder

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

2 tablespoons flax seeds

1 teaspoon moringa leaf powder

8 ounces filtered water

1 cup organic baby spinach

1 cup organic kale

Directions:

Add the ingredients to your high speed blender (I use a VitaMix) in order above

Add the greens to your blender last.

Blend on high until all of the ingredients are pulverized and your smoothie looks

rich and creamy.

If your smoothie is too thick simply add more water and blend again until you

are satisfied with the consistency.

Pour this delectable, rich chocolate smoothie into a glass.

Chocolate Coconut Mango Superfood Smoothie

Sip slowly and savor the flavor as well as the burst of energy from all of the good nutrients

in this superfood smoothie.

It’s like a meal in a glass!

Pour the balance of your smoothie into a mason jar.

Cover, refrigerate and drink the rest later.

Love chocolate?

Have you added cacao to your smoothies?

Share your creations and comments with us.

 

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