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Simple Vegan Chocolate Smoothie

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A Simple Vegan Chocolate Smoothie is not something I thought I’d ever get that excited about.

But after trying a 2-week vegan and gluten free eating plan, I found some super yummy recipes to add to my repertoire and this is one of them.

And the best part about this recipe is that it’s chocolately without being overly sweet. That’s thanks to the dates.

That’s another thing I’m learning about vegan-ish cooking and baking…dates are used a lot. And for good reason: they’re super versatile because they’re provide sweetness, some fibre, trace minerals and the dried ones have a good shelf life.

Note: when using the dried ones in this recipe, soak them in some water for 10 minutes prior to blending up.

simple vegan chocolate smoothie

My blending-life has improved leaps and bounds after I got my brand new blend: the Ninja Chef Blender. I absolutely love it.

We found it at Bed, Bath and Beyond and my husband, the price checker, was like see what the price is on Walmart. So I did and it was like $60 less but it was hard to tell from looking online if it was excat same one, or if you know, the store would be like, well yes we price match but not on the second Saturday after the first full moon of the 3rd month (or whatever.)

But we go up to the counter and not only do they price match it, they hardly even look at my phone to see the comparator at Walmart. I was trying to compare serieal numbers and when the cashier calls over the manager to approve the price match, she just leans over and looks at my phone and says, “uh, ya, looks like the same one. Sure.”

My blending-life has improved leaps and bounds after I got my brand new blend: the Ninja Chef Blender. I absolutely love it.

Woohoo! 

What a rush lol

But it is a really sweet blender. I just wasn’t prepared to drop the cash on a Vitamix right now and I’m glad I didn’t. This one does everything I need.

Especially with smoothies and green smoothies/vegetable juices. There’s an “extract” setting and oh boy does that pulverizes stuff. 

No green chunks in this smoothie after 1-minute in my Ninja Chef:

simple vegan chocolate smoothie

By the way, here’s my recipe for a Simple Green Smoothie. You blend:

  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 1 pear
  • 1 cup of water
  • Cinnamon (optional)

The result is a smooth and sweet way to get a hit of fibre, antioxidants and hydration.

Even my mom tried it and liked it!

simple vegan chocolate smoothie

Never had a green smoothie! Okay, if you fall into this camp too, you gotta break out. Just giver a try and see what you think. If Nana liked it, there’s a very high likelihood you will too.

But anywho….I hope you also try this Simple Vegan Chocolate Smoothie recipe and love it like we do 🙂

~April

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Simple Vegan Chocolate Smoothie

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1

Simple Vegan Chocolate Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3 dates (if using dried dates, soak in water for 10 minutes)
  • 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.

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