Chocolate Protein Smoothie with Kale, Avocado and Whole Grains

Single Batch: Serves 1

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

4 frozen ice cubes unsweetened coconut milk

1 banana

1 heaping spoonful of natural peanut butter

1/4 avocado

1/2 cup kale

1/4 cup oats

1 Tbps cup ground flax seed

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 Tbps cup chia seeds

2 scoops chocolate protein powder (I love Orgains Organic Protein Powder)

Directions:

  1. A few hours before (or best the night before) pour coconut milk into ice trays to make ice cubes
  2. Combine coconut milk ice cubes, banana, peanut butter, avocado, kale, oats, flax seed, and unsweetened almond milk into a blender. Blend for 30 seconds
  3. Lastly, add chia seeds and chocolate protein powder and blend for another 30 seconds (I find that chia seeds and protein powder will stick to the sides if I combine them early on)
  4. Enjoy!

I’m honestly not that big a fan of smoothies. I would rather encourage people to eat real, delicious, and whole foods. However, this smoothie is PERFECT for a meal substitution in order to fast and give your digestive system the rest it needs. Let me give my 2 cents about meal substitutions- I really don’t believe they should be used for weight loss BUT when they pack as many nutrients and healthy fats as this recipe does, they can be used as a sort of fast for your body.

I literally can’t believe this has kale, avocado, and flax seeds AND still tastes delicious. My toddler has an absolute meltdown when his smoothie is gone!

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