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FROZEN MEXICAN HOT COCOA SMOOTHIE

healthy smoothie, coconut milk, dairy-free

For the love of music, in honor of Daft Punk’s release of “Get Lucky”, I figured I would spice up the mood with a sexy smoothie recipe! It’s so creamy and irresistible with a mysterious little kick that will leave you intrigued.

…That’s what she said.

I would say that it falls under the dessert category because of the sweet chocolate and nut flavors. As I was drinking, I realized it is kind of like a smoothie version of a Mexican hot cocoa. Yum. It’s also pretty heavy (I mean almost “eat-with-a-spoon” heavy, so get ready!). Recipe is gluten-free, vegan, raw, and paleo friendly.

RECIPE: Serves 2+

1 1/2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
1 banana
2 Majool dates (pitted)
2 Tbsp almond butter
2 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp chili pepper flakes (or to taste – when in doubt, start smaller)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp tumeric powder

I put my banana and coconut milk in a bag in the freezer until cold and slushie – feel free to store overnight. (This is optional, but I think it adds a nice cold temperature and thicker consistency).
Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth!
majool dates, healthy recipe smoothie recipe
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*Turn this recipe into ICE CREAM by placing your smoothie into the freezer overnight!
Quick Facts:

Bananas: Potassium, dietary fiber, manganese and vitamins B6 & C
Coconut Milk: Protein, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, folate, vitamin C, E, K, B6, calcium, and so much more!
Almonds: Protein, fiber, Vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, healthy fat, Vitamin B2, manganese
Chili peppers: capsaicin – contains antioxidants, pain relief, heart health and more

I really thought about doing some mood lighting for you guys in the smoothie photo…. maybe some red velvet, candles….

Hmmm, romance novel visual not working? Ok, I’ll take care of the recipe, and I’ll leave the “setting the mood” part up to you!

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