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Lovers Lane Chocolate Smoothie

This delicious vegan chocolate maca smoothie tastes like a decadent chocolate milkshake! Maca is an adaptogen that combats stress, and fatigue. Enhances endurance, fertility, and strength. Dairy-free, and gluten-free too. 
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: beverages
Cuisine: American, Brazilian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
Keyword: adaptogen, chocolate, cucumber, dessert smoothie, green smoothie, hormone balancing, maca root, raw cacao
Servings: 1 16oz smoothie
Author: Julie Rosenthal

Equipment

  • high-speed blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ¼ cup organic coconut water
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup heaping cup of chopped frozen cucumbers peeled, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter butter part only
  • 2-3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • ½ small-sized avocado, ripe
  • 2 whole Medjool dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp maca root powder
  • 3-4 whole ice cubes
  • cup raw cacao nibs for garnish on top

OPTIONAL ADD-INS

  • ¼ piece frozen banana
  • 2 tsp rose water culinary

Instructions

  • Add milk, coconut water, and chia seeds to a blender, stir with a fork, and let sit for a minimum of 5 minutes. This helps the mixture thicken.
  • Then add frozen cucumbers to the mixture, close the lid, and blast until you have a slushy mixture. If you've decided you want to add banana, here is where you would do it.
  • Stop the blender and add the coconut butter, avocado, raw cacao powder, Medjool dates, vanilla, and maca root powder, and blast on high until you have a very creamy smoothie.
  • Add the ice, and the rosewater and give it one more blast on medium. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

Notes

  • If this smoothie is too thin, add more avocado
  • If this smoothie is too thick, add more milk
  • If you need more of a chocolate fix add up to ¼ cup of raw cacao
  • If you cannot use the milk in this recipe, choose milk that works for you.
  • If you want it extra frosty place it in the freezer for 20 minutes before consuming.