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Hidden Greens Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

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    Avocado and spinach are sneakily disguised, leaving you with pure chocolate “milkshake” bliss.

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    1 avocado, pitted and flesh removed
    2 cups (500 mL) almond milk 
    1/2 cup (125 mL) baby spinach 
    2 Medjool dates, pitted 
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) cocoa powder 
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract

    Have all ingredients fully chilled before beginning. Combine all ingredients in blender and purée until smooth and creamy. To correct to desired consistency, thin with more almond milk or water or thicken with ice cubes. Pour into chilled glasses.

    Serves 2.

    Each serving contains: 258 calories; 5 g protein; 19 g total fat (3 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 18 g carbohydrates (6 g sugars, 9 g fibre); 334 mg sodium

    source: "Avocado Sweets", alive #382, August 2014 

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