Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Healthy Low Glycemic Index "Chocolate Shake" Smoothie (Dairy Free)

This recipe is based off of one of the yummy smoothies in Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook, It’s All Good.  If you do not have this cookbook yet, it is worth checking out.  You can view and buy it here. (affiliate link)  Everything I have made from it has been delicious with no need to substitute any ingredients.  However, with this particular smoothie I was missing a couple of ingredients so I decided to make some substitutions and additions. J  The result is an amazing, kid-friendly, healthy smoothie that will also satisfy your sweet tooth.  It makes a great breakfast, afternoon snack or even dessert (it tastes like a scrumptious chocolate milkshake), and it is a low glycemic index smoothie.

1 Ripe Avocado (pitted and peeled)
1 Cup Coconut Water
1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseeds
1 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp of your desired sweetener (Pure Raw Agave for low GI)
1 Tsp – 1 Tbsp Bee Pollen (for added allergy protection during these pollen months)
A few dashes of ground cinnamon (to taste)
A handful of ice (to desired thickness) (preferably made with filtered water)

Blend all of the ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth.  Serve and enjoy!!

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