You are looking at a very easy way to incorporate one of the the most overlooked, necessary elements of our diet, greens. Quick, simple and packed with nutrition, green drinks are a quick way to incorporate more raw into your diet. Drink your spinach. I do almost every morning.
Preparing this drink in class is always fun. I love the look on people’s faces, as I toss two huge handfuls of spinach into the Vitamix. We are going to drink that? Add a banana, a few dates and some cacao and you have a delicious, very nutritious drink that amazes everyone.
Spinach is very low in calories but packs a nutritional punch. It is a rich source of calcium, iron, and even protein. It’s amino acid score is 119 indicating a good source of complete protein. In fact, spinach is almost half protein!
The addition of Cacao provides more amazing benefits. Cacao is so loaded with anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals, and provides many benefits. It is a form of raw chocolate so if you are sensitive to chocolate use in moderation.
Whip this up for breakfast, lunch or when ever you need a bit of a boost. Just don’t tell people what is in it!
Cacao Smoothie Green Drink
2 Large handfuls of Spinach
2 T. Cacao
1/2 to 1 C water
5 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in blender. Add more or less water according to how thick you like it. You can also add chia seeds, maca powder or any other nutritional additions you may like.