No doubt smoothies are a perfect “to go” meal when you are hungry but don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking.
If you have a big sweet tooth, like I do, it’s a great idea to make the smoothies extra special using really yummy ingredients so it feels like a reward. Nothing like a creamy icy cold smoothie to put a smile on everyone’s face!
When I think of recipes for smoothies, I keep in mind the calorie count in relation to the time of the day I intend to eat it.
If I am making the smoothie as a meal substitute for lunch or dinner, I usually go a little “heavier” on the ingredients to make sure I will feel full for a couple of hours. In that case, I will add peanut or almond butter, and sometimes low carb protein powder to make a protein shake.
Another option is adding actual nuts, or milk nuts such almond milk or coconut milk. You can also add heavy cream.
In this recipe, I used cocoa powder, Brazilian nuts, spinach, and almond milk. Packed with flavor, there are many options out there. I love the fudge chocolate flavor since it makes for a really indulgent flavor. Vanilla is also great when you want versatility.
To make it sweet, you can add a few drops of liquid stevia or 2 stevia sachets. The amount can be changed depending on how sweet you want it to be.
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Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
Blend the ingredients until smooth. This tastes best cold!
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Strawberry Brazil Nuts Spinach Smoothie
- 5 large strawberries
- 1/4 cup Brazilian nuts
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 4 drops liquid stevia (or 2 stevia sachets)
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup Ice
- Prepare a blender and put all of the ingredients in it.
- Blend thoroughly until the mixture becomes smooth enough. Best served cold.