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Cacao Smoothie

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This healthy smoothie is easy to make with plenty of plants, almond butter, and cacao for a creamy, chocolatey way to start the day. Includes simple swaps to easily make this nut-free!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword cacao, chocolate chip, smoothie
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 2
Calories 212



  • 1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cacao powder
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • optional: ice


  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend on high until very smooth.


This recipe makes about 2 cups, or two servings if using a serving size of 1 cup.
For a thinner consistency, add more milk.
If using fresh riced cauliflower, be sure to add additional ice.
For nut-free be sure to use sunflower seed butter and a nut-free milk option.
For vegan, be sure to use a plant-based protein powder.
For paleo, be sure to use a paleo protein powder. 
Nutrition information calculated with almond milk and almond butter, protein information will depend on the type of protein powder you use.
For more ingredients & substitutions, see blog post above.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1410IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 445mg | Iron: 2mg