CHOCOLATE-BANANA SHAKE

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INGREDIENTS - makes 1 serving

2C milk, preferably unsweetened coconut or almond milk from a carton, 50 cals or less per cup

1 under ripe banana, over ripe bananas have a higher glycemic index

*1 big handful organic baby spinach - you won’t taste it, promise!

1t pure vanilla extract

1T raw cacao powder like Dagoba, preferably not Dutch or alkaline processed cocoa powder

1T raw cacao nibs, 100% raw chocolate nothing added – optional [do not add to children's shake, they contain caffeine]

1 scoop protein powder w/o added sugar—optional

1/2 scoop fiber– optional

Ice - optional

DIRECTIONS:  Put all ingredients in the blender and mix well.  If the shake is not cold enough then you can add some ice to the blender.  If the shake is too thick then add some ice water to the blender.

HEALTHY HINTS & TIME SAVING TIPS:
 Cut-up the banana and freeze it before you use it to make your smoothie colder.  Spinach is on the Dirty Dozen list of the most heavily sprayed produce, please buy organic.

Favorite healthy products: Garden of Life RAW Beyond Organic Protein Formula made from sprouted seeds with probiotics.  And Garden of Life RAW fiber Beyond Organic Fiber made from 15 superfoods.

 

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The "Aloha Cooks" live in Hawaii and create original recipes using healthy whole foods and since one of them is a registered dietitian you can be sure they are delicious and nutritious.

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