Choc-orange Green Smoothie

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Recipes | 2 comments

We have green smoothies for breakfast every day. It’s a great and refreshing way to start the day with a dose of greens, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 from seeds, and other healthful ingredients. I like to be creative with my green smoothies, and sometimes it’s successful and other times, meh.  My partner was starting to get a bit sick of them, so he asked me to focus on things he really likes for a while: chocolate, banana and peanut butter being three of the key ingredients. This smoothie contains two of those, but I couldn’t stop there. So when I was thinking about things that taste good with chocolate and orange came to mind, I decided to add it in.

Some of the ingredients are optional: the chocolate essence and orange oil are not necessary, but just enhance the flavor profile a little. Instead of the orange oil you could add a small piece of orange rind to the smoothie to enhance the orange taste. 

Choc-Orange Green Smoothie
Serves 2
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups baby spinach, fresh
  2. 1 valencia orange, peeled, chopped and frozen
  3. 1 banana, fresh or frozen
  4. 1 cup almond milk
  5. 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  6. 1 tbsp flax seeds
  7. 4 tbsps raw cacao powder
  8. 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  9. 1/2 tsp chocolate essence (optional)
  10. 1/4 tsp pure orange oil (optional)
  11. Small pinch of salt
  12. 1 cup of ice
  13. Stevia to taste
  14. 1/2 tsp raw cacao nibs to top (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients, except cacao nibs, in a blender and blend on high until smooth.
Notes
  1. Instead of the orange oil, you could add a bit of orange rind to give it a stronger orange taste.
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2 Comments

  1. I have always loved the combination of chocolate and orange. Can’t wait to try this recipe out!

    • Thanks! I really hope you like it Kristen!

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