Kate Levins is the holistic nutritionist, writer, recipe developer and creative behind Nourishing Club. She's passionate about educating and encouraging people to eat real food that nourishes the body and mind – without compromising on taste – and we're pleased to welcome her on the blog this week sharing Green Choc Chai Smoothie.
Kate's a big fan of green smoothies – they’re such a fantastic way to crowd in a whole bunch of vegetables – and when enjoyed for breakfast, you can rest assured you’ve already managed to fit 1-3 serves of vegetables into your body before lunch! When we’re aiming for 8-10 cups per day, this is a real feat!
If green smoothies already frequent your breakfast table, chances are you’ve had a bad green smoothie blend. If not, let Kate save you the horror of discovering that rocket is not a delicious addition to your usual banana-lemon-cinnamon blend.
There are days when you want to reap the benefits of a green smoothie in the AM, and others when you just feel like chocolate… This recipe satisfies both. Kate promises that you will taste neither the spinach nor zucchini. Don’t knock it till you try it!
If you'd like to connect with Kate, you'll find her on Instagram and Facebook as @nourishingclub or check out more of her recipes at Nourishing Club.
Green Choc Chai Smoothie
Makes one thick shake
GF, DF, vegan, paleo, RSF, nut free
Prep time + tidy up: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
1 cup coconut milk
1 big handful of baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup steamed, then frozen zucchini (not essential, the cooking simply makes the zucchini easier to digest)
1 tablespoon Naked Paleo Reishi + Chai Mylk Infusion Latte Powder
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
2 teaspoons raw cacao powder
1 medjool date, pitted or half a frozen banana
1 teaspoon cacao nibs
Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend for 60-90 seconds, until creamy and smooth.
Pour into a glass, top with cacao nibs and enjoy!
You will likely need to use the tamper of your blender to facilitate the blending process, as this is a thick shake. Alternatively, you could add an extra 1-1/2 cup coconut milk.
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