Chocolate Almond Smoothie

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A great way to start your day before you 'go nuts' at work: Chocolate Almond Protein Smoothie. If you don't like eating nuts, try drinking them. That said, choose your 'milk' wisely. Check the content and read the labels to avoid buying nut-flavored waters with additives.

I have recently discovered Elmhurst Milked. Their flavor is rich, they have "options" (hazelnut, walnuts, cashew, almond...even oats), and their product has a higher ratio of real nuts to water--obviously, that comes with a price. 

This recipe adds an extra boost of 'nuts' with a few tablespoons of nut butter. See what you think!


Ingredients:

  • 1 plus 1/2 cup Elmhurst Milked Almonds almond milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (I prefer frozen)
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 scoops Chocolate Whey Protein powder
  • 1-2 Tbls almond nut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbls dark (70% preferred) bittersweet chocolate chips or cocoa nibs

Instructions:

  1. Must have a Vitamix or other blender.
  2. Combine all ingredients and hit the 'POWER' button.
  3. Makes approximately 3 cups.

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