Almond Joy Green Smoothie for 2

2 generous servings (this is half)

Green smoothie with cocoa powder, banana, and almond butter

Cook’s notes: A smoothie with no added sugar that has chocolate flavor.

Makes 30 oz.

1 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup coconut water
2 Tablespoons raw, organic cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons flax seeds
2 Tablespoons creamy almond butter
2 cups (60 g) baby spinach — weigh it on a scale
1 frozen banana, broken into chunks

Add all ingredients in the order they are listed (from liquids to soft to hard to ice) to the Vitamix container. Secure the lid.

Turn the machine on to Variable speed 1 and slowly increase to speed 10. Turn the machine to High.
Use the tamper to push ice into the ingredients as needed.
Blend for about 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.

Adapted from Greatist (added spinach, flax, and yogurt; increased liquids)

NOTE: This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different machine, you may need to make adjustments to the speed or processing time. Know your blender and don’t overload the machine.

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