Monday, January 13, 2014

Cacao Goji Berry Smoothie

Have you jumped on the juicing or blending bandwagon yet? Normally my husband and I whip up a power-packed green smoothie that, you know, tastes healthy. But who said you have to trade in kale for rich velvety deliciousness? With a couple of Superfood additions, raw cacao and goji berries, I have transformed a nutrient dense kale smoothie into a chocolate-berry treat!

If you’re new to goji berries – theses red little berries are loaded with nutrients! Packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein. In fact, just one single goji berry contains over 21 trace minerals, vitamins A, C, E, zinc, iron, copper, calcium and if that’s not enough – 18 different amino acids. These berries may be quite small but they contain BIG stuff! Ounce for ounce, they contain more beta-carotene than carrots, more vitamin C than oranges and more iron than spinach. Wowza!

1 ½ cups of unsweetened almond milk
2 large handfuls of kale
1/4 cup of raw cashews
1 frozen banana
1 medjool date, pit removed
2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons of goji berries
Large handful of ice

Toss all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour the smoothie into a tall glass, sprinkle with goji berries and slurp down with a pretty straw.

1 comment:

  1. Yummy and healthy.I will surely try it on my weekend. With the growing stress and toxins in our daily life, we need anti oxidant rich diet which will help us to improve our immunity. Goji Berry not only works as an anti oxidant but also improves our health.
    Goji berry juice