Chocolate Mint Shake

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Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This shake is for you. Not only is it delightfully crave-worthy, it’s also loaded with antioxidants, energy-boosting nutrients, and disease-fighting properties. The healthy fats in the coconut milk, chia seeds, and sunflower-seed butter support brain health by keeping your memory sharp and reducing your risk for cancer, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Those same healthy fats are also essential for balancing hormones and regulating metabolism. And the magnesium in the raw cacao powder can improve bone health and support a well-functioning immune system, while the mint leaves ease inflammation and promote good digestion.

We like this nourishing Mint Chocolate Shake even better than the “real” thing because of the way it makes us feel: energized and satiated. Give it a try, and I bet you’ll agree. Enjoy!

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana

8-10 small fresh mint leaves

2 Tbs raw cacao powder

2 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped

2 tsp. coconut oil

2 Tbs. sunflower-seed butter

2 Tbs. chia seeds

1/2 cup canned coconut milk (full fat)

1 cup almond milk

Directions:

Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and whirl away until smooth.

Tip: If you don’t have a powerful blender, soak the dates in water for 30 minutes prior to making the shake.

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  1. I’m allergic to bananas and they’re in almost every delicious looking smoothie! Any suggestions for a replacement that won’t totally alter the flavor?

    • Hi Brit, we like bananas in smoothies because they help create a smooth consistency and they act as a sweetener. To substitute in smoothies, try using 1/2 avocado and 2 dates. If you do not like these options, you can omit the banana altogether!

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