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Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie

Serves 1 | ready in 5 minutes

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    Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie

    Delicious and satisfying, this Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie is a go-to choice for those who love the combination of vanilla and chocolate.

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    Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie

    Ingredients

    • 1 Medjool date, pitted
    • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
    • 1 Tbsp almond butter
    • 1 Tbsp cacao nibs
    • 1 Tbsp vegan dark chocolate chips
    • 1 scoop French vanilla protein powder
    • 6 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
    • 6 Tbsp coconut water
    • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
    • About 2 cups ice cubes

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories549
    • protein26g
    • fat28g
    • carbs48g
      • sugar23g
      • fiber18g
    • sodium401mg

    Directions

    01

    In blender, combine all ingredients except ice.

    02

    Add ice to about 1 in above liquid line. Blend on high speed until smooth.

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