Blog Archives

Sweet Tooth Solution Smoothie by Renee Heigel

Oh, I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster with my diet recently. I was doing quite well (and even lost a stone since returning from holidays!) but then my Uncle died and I reached for the sugar bowl. Well, not literally, but what else could you call an entire box of Matchmakers/a bag of Thorntons toffee/a couple of bags of fudge/a box of chocolates/and so on/and so on/until I made myself sick/more than once???

So today I found this recipe from Renee Heigel and I’m going to try it. I’m using Green & Black’s cocoa powder instead of cacao and a normal blender instead of a fancy Vitamix. But I’m looking forward to having a smoothie that satisfies my sweet tooth without leaving me with this feeling of self-loathing that I get when I eat too much refined sugar.

Sweet Tooth Solution Smoothie

May 30, 2012 By


  • 1 banana
  • 2 dates (pitted)
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 2 Tbsp of Cacao powder
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup ice cubes


  1. Add all ingredients into your vitamix or blender. Blend until smooth.

Quick notes

Use less spinach until you get used to the taste


I like to add additional almond milk on occasion. Chia or Hemp Seeds go well You may use a maca powder or green powder too

Yum, yum!