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 SmoothieMay 30, 2012 By Renee Heigel
- 1 banana
- 2 dates (pitted)
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 2 Tbsp of Cacao powder
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Add all ingredients into your vitamix or blender. Blend until smooth.
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