Minted Avocado & Cacao Smoothie

by Super User
on 07 March 2016
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After a delicious afternoon treat? This thick smoothie is packed full of healthy fats, alkalising leafy greens and antioxidants; essential for glowing skin. Add in The Beauty Chef's Cleanse Inner Beauty powder for an extra boost of health-giving and skin-loving greens, liver herbs, fibre, prebiotics and probiotics.


Minted Avocado & Cacao Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 large ripe avocado, flesh scooped out 
  • 1 large handful fresh mint leaves, plus extra to garnish (optional)
  • 1 small handful baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) almond milk
  • 1/4 frozen banana
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 medjool date, pitted
  • Cacao nibs to serve (optional) 
  • ½ tsp Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder 

CACAO SAUCE

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) boiling water
  • 1.5 tbs cacao powder
  • 1 medjool date, pitted
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder pinch Himalayan salt

Method

To make the cacao sauce, place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes, or until the date has softened.

Place the mixture into a high-speed blender & blend until smooth. Transfer back into the bowl and set aside to cool.

Rinse the blender.

Place the avocado, mint, spinach, milk, banana, ice and date in the high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.

To serve, drizzle cacao sauce around the inside rim of a glass and pour in avocado shake. Or simply top with cacao sauce and stir through as you drink.

Top with fresh mint or cacao nibs, if desired.

Drink immediately.

Store any remaining cacao sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

*Cacao sauce can be doubled or tripled and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month for future use. Simply warm slightly to bring back to pouring consistency when required.

This recipe was provided by The Beauty Chef.

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