This afternoon I concocted a smoothie that is FULL of fiber, protein, and healthy fats that will keep you satisfied for hours. It has a variety of ingredients to it and is one of my favorites yet. I have to mention that it is not a very sweet smoothie/shake but if you like dark chocolate and berries you will appreciate this recipe. I like this smoothie because it also has a hint of coconut flavor to it.
Chocolate Berry Smoothie Recipe
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons hemp hearts
2 tablespoons coco powder (i use the trader joe’s brand and find it has a pleasant taste)
2 medjool dates (for added sweetness and 3 grams fiber)
1/2 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
1 teaspoon or so of cinnamon
1/2 cup frozen spinach
1/4 cup frozen cranberries
1/4 cup frozen blue berries
1/4 cup frozen dark cherries
and finally 1 cup of cold water and 4-5 ice cubes
Usually when I am finished making the smoothie it results in about 2 cups of smoothie and then I add some water to the blender and top off my 24 oz cup with the blender remains. You don’t have to add extra water but I prefer a thinner smoothie 🙂
Here’s some pictures and the nutritional stats of the smoothie. Just a side note, this smoothie is high in calories so if your watching them I would suggest having half the smoothie because it is equivalent to a meal or more. The full recipe is a total of 653 calories.
I calculated these stats from using the app called MyFitnessPal. I’m thinking that on a weekly basis I’ll feature my smoothie of the day. Until next time, have a great week!