I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July yesterday! After a late night of grilling, fireworks, swimming and drinks by the fire pit at a friends house I woke up ready for something nutritious and delicious! Enter the Chocolate Chia Smoothie – a rich blend of almond butter and cocoa powder that tastes so decadent you would think it was a milkshake!
Chocolate Chia Smoothie
vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, nightshade-free, bean & legume-free
Estimated Time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other nondairy milk)
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1 handful fresh kale (about 1 cup)
- 1 Tbsp almond butter (or other nut butter)
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds (soaked in 2 Tbsp milk for a couple minutes)
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or other sweetener of choice)
- 2 handfuls of ice cubes
- Combine all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
397 calories|63g carbohydrate|17g total fat|12g protein |221mg sodium|14g sugar
Last weekend a friend of mine invited me to go to Wolff’s Flea Market at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont for the first time. After finding these adorable jars (among many things), I can honestly say I am addicted to the flea market. I have a small obsession with jars. I really love jars of any kind, but mostly classic Ball jars and when I came across these traditional blue tinted ones with glass lids and hinges at the flea market last weekend, I was in love.
The bumblebee copper coffee scoop was a gift from my mother-in-law for Christmas last year. Isn’t it the cutest?
Tomorrow I hope to make it to the farmer’s market and hopefully Sunday I can return to the flea market to find more fun treasures for my kitchen!