One of the biggest reasons people don’t eat healthy foods is because they feel they just don’t taste good, and that is a completely valid concern. When I started on my health path years ago trying to overcome a lifelong addiction to sugar, the hardest part for me was finding healthy foods that tasted good!
If it didn’t taste good, I wasn’t going to eat it or drink it, and I soon learned there was no way that I could SUSTAIN the alkaline lifestyle this way – there had to be another way.
It became my mission to create foods and drinks that were not only healthy and good for you, but tasted awesome! If you want to succeed in living a healthy lifestyle, you have to enjoy what you are eating and drinking.
The Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie is hands down a favorite for EVERYONE! It tastes just like a chocolate mint milkshake… In fact, this smoothie tastes so good, you’ll feel like you’re cheating!
You won’t miss any of the acidic stuff you’re used to… I PROMISE. And the fact that you know how great the ingredients are for you only sweetens the deal!
This smoothie is LOADED with healthy fats like chia, avocado, and raw almonds that will NOT make you fat! In fact, drinking this will help you shed the pounds, which is why so many people doing the Get Off Your Acid 7-Day cleanse LOVE this smoothie! It is an excellent source of Omega 3 -6 -9 fatty acids, and their addition makes this treat creamy, smooth, and decadent.
The studies that boast of chocolate’s amazing health benefits are not referring to your average store-bought chocolate bar – the chocolate they are referring to is Raw Cacao.
Cocoa powder (used in Hot Cocoa) looks the same as Cacao but it’s not. Cocoa powder is raw cacao that has been roasted at high temperatures killing off all of its enzymes and healthy nutritional content.
Raw cacao is unrefined, made by cold-pressing unroasted cacao beans. This process keeps all of the unique healthy nutrients and living enzymes in the cacao and removes the fat (cacao butter).
Cacao is the highest whole food source of magnesium, which also happens to be the most deficient alkaline mineral in the Standard American Diet.
The beans are also full of antioxidants that have been clinically proven to literally dissolve plaque built up in the arteries which helps in reversing heart disease and can naturally help to lower blood pressure. In addition to its high fiber and mineral content, Cacao releases endorphins helping with alertness, contentment, and giving you a sense of feeling good.
Mint is an aromatic alkaline herb that has been used for hundreds of years for its remarkable medicinal properties. It is loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients and helps keep stomach cramps and nausea at bay. Because mint leaves are highly alkaline, they have incredible anti-inflammatory properties, and are a powerful cleanser and neutralizer of acids in your body.
So the next time you THINK you’re craving a chocolate bar, a s’more, or some chocolate ice cream, whip up a batch of this delicious alkaline smoothie to trick your cravings and treat your taste buds. And make sure you make enough for everyone because this one is not going to last!
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie[Serves 2]
- ¼ cup raw almonds (ideally soaked)
- 4 pitted dates
- 1 cup coconut milk (or almond milk – add more for thinner consistency)
- 1/4 cup raw cacao
- 2 tbsp. cacao nibs (optional)
- ½ cup packed mint leaves
- ½ small avocado
- 1 tsp. chia (add before or after blending)
- 1 cup of ice (coconut ice)
Blend and enjoy!
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