Coffee-less “Frappuccino” Smoothie

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This smoothie is so delicious and decadent you will forget it is also good for you. You get the taste of creamy rich blended coffee without any caffeine and none of the sugars or other hidden ingredients that accompany popular blended coffee drinks. Perfect for breakfast, a mid-day snack and even a dessert, this smoothie packs a nutritional punch that will keep you revved up throughout the day without any added sugar and NO caffeine.

 

 

1 banana

1 scoop of Garden of Life RAW Organic Green Superfood Chocolate Flavored

1 teaspoon Dandy Blend

1-2 tbsp. organic nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew)

1 cup almond milk

4-5 drops vanilla flavored stevia

4-5 ice cubes

 

Benefits of this smoothie:

Garden of Life RAW Organic Green Superfood contains 34 nutrient-dense raw organic greens, sprouts and veggies. It is rich in chlorophyll, trace minerals, anti-oxidants, enzymes and probiotics.

Dandy Blend is a great alternative to coffee, it is a blend of roasted barley,rye, chicory root, dandelion root and sugar beet AND it is gluten free. It tastes so much like coffee, it is the perfect tool to use if you are trying to lower your coffee consumption but need that “coffee taste”. Dandy Blend contains 630mg of dandelion/chicory extract per serving. Both are full of anti-oxidants as well as effective detoxifiers.

By adding nut butter, you are providing your body essential fats to assist the uptake of the nutrients found in the other ingredients. If you are allergic to nuts, you can substitute some avocado or a tablespoon of coconut oil instead. Keep in mind, healthy fats are essential to proper brain function and help keep neurotransmitters healthy to ensure overall health.