Antioxidant-packed Berry Smoothie feat. Raw Cacao Powder

Serves 1


8 oz nondairy chocolate milk ( I prefer almond milk usually) 1-2 handfuls of baby spinach (the amount depends on your taste buds) 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric (or 1/4 teaspoon if you don’t mind the taste) 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds 4 oz, by weight, frozen mixed berries Protein powder (1 scoop, optional, if you’re looking for protein) Cacao nibs for garnish (optional) more

I’m always looking for ways to increase my daily servings of fruits and vegetables. While ideally I eat them rather than blend and drink them, in the mornings, it’s easiest to blend them and pack in as much as possible in a glass.

There are several superstar ingredients in this smoothie. In addition to being packed with antioxidants, the following ingredients are quality sources of nutrients, including:

  • Spinach: Vitamins such as A, B6, C, and K; folate; and fiber.

  • Flaxseeds: omega-3s and fib