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Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie

Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie 2.000
Sep 9, 2011

This one's deceptively healthful and protein-rich. The coconut oil has lauric acid, which is good for children’s growing brains. The cacao nibs are abundant with antioxidants.

Servings: 2
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews or raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 10 ice cubes


Combine the banana, cashews or sunflower seeds, cocoa powder (to taste), cacao nibs, almond milk, coconut oil and ice cubes in a blender. Puree until smooth.

Divide between glasses; serve immediately.

VARIATION: Optional items that can be added include flax seed oil (for omega 3 essential fatty acids); a handful of dark, leafy greens (for calcium, vitamins and fiber); green food powder (such has powdered spinach, for calcium and vitamins); raw apple cider (for blood alkalinity).

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Recipe Source

From Casey Seidenberg and Katherine Sumner of Nourish Schools LLC.

Tested by Kendra Nichols.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 470

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 34g 52%

Saturated Fat: 16g 80%

Cholesterol: 10mg 3%

Sodium: 5mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 42g 14%

Dietary Fiber: 13g 52%

Sugar: 9g

Protein: 12g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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