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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Healthy and Delicious Chocolate Fig Smoothie

I greet every day with a smoothie and my birthday day was no different. Though I did yearn for something that felt a little indulgent I didn't want to start my day down a path of destruction by 7am.

My special day smoothie would involve fresh figs, I knew that much for sure since a few figs found their way to me via a local CSA. Chocolate just seemed to be an interesting compliment to the figs.  Thanks to the raw cacao stocked in my pantry I got a great antioxidant boost without turning my healthy breakfast treat into a diner-like fattening shake. The almond milk and hemp seeds pack in a big boost of protein too.

This smoothie is so rich and delicious, you would never guess it's packed with so much nutrition and protein. Start any day with Fat and  Happy love in your glass, you just may have to admit you like healthy foods.
Fat and Happy Food Blog Tips and Techniques:  Add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup if you prefer your smoothie to have a little sweetness to it.

Healthy and Delicious Chocolate Fig Smoothie

2 kale leaves, stem removed
1/4 cup carrots
1/4 banana
3 fresh figs
1 heaping tbls cacao powder
1 -3 tbls hemp seeds
1 tsp ground flax seed
1 spoonful of soaked chia seeds
~1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Ice cubes
Optional: honey or maple syrup for sweetness

Add all the ingredients in the blender (start with about 1 cup of milk, adding more if needed to achieve desired consistency) blend till smooth. 
Enjoy immediately!



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