Trail Mix Chocolate Smoothie (Vegan)
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Dish Type: Smoothie
Cuisine: Healthy
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Makes: 1 smoothie (1½ to 2 C)
 
Pre-made trail mix makes this chilly chocolate concoction a 3 ingredient wonder! Perfect for breakfast or a treat, it packs protein, healthy fat, and no added sugar, and it just so happens to be 100% plant based--love when that happens!
Ingredients
  • ¾ C chilled Almond Breeze unsweetened chocolate almond milk
  • 8 thick frozen banana slices, about 1 medium banana
  • ½ C homemade or store bought trail mix, preferably a mix of dried fruit, chocolate, and unsaturated fats like coconut flakes, nuts, and seeds
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional; omit if your trail mix already has salted nuts)
  • 1 T unsweetened cacao powder (optional; for extra chocolate taste)
Make It
  1. Add ingredients to blender in order listed and blend until smooth. If using a Vitamix, the smoothie setting does a good job increasing the speed slowly. Otherwise, if you have variable speeds on your blender, start slow and gradually work your way up.
  2. Serve icy cold for breakfast or a healthy snack. Garnish with more trail mix or cocoa powder for extra fun.
Notes
See my green piƱa colada smoothie post for blender recommendations at all price points.
Recipe by Natural Comfort Kitchen at http://www.naturalcomfortkitchen.com/trail-mix-chocolate-breakfast-smoothie-vegan/