Healthy Mexican Hot Chocolate Green Smoothie {serve it warm or cold} + gomacro bar giveaway

Green smoothie turned hot cocoa with a kick! Serve it warm or cold, either way it’s loaded with potassium, magnesium, vitamins A, B and C for the win!

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Created entirely by accident, this recipe is the result of my love for green smoothies and late night sweet tooth.

I’ve got a thing for warm beverages in the winter months. In fact, the passenger seat of my car looks a bit like the thermo mug clearance isle at target. I’m always on the go with warm lemon water, yogi detox tea and/or homemade cinnamon, almond milk lattes in hand.

Which reminds me how bummed I am that I forgot to add the S’well watter bottle/thermo to my christmas list this year {you can never have enough traveling thermo mugs and this one doubles as a super cute water bottle…maybe next year}!

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Anyways the other night I had a late night sweet tooth craving so I was going to blend up an almond butter, cacao, spinach and banana smoothie.

I try to keep my late night snacking in these categories — lean proteins, green veggies and healthy fats {the banana doesn’t fit into one of these three categories but it sounded like that sweet, filling ingredient that was going to put this craving to bed}.

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I loaded up my vitamix and just as I was about to pour in the final ingredient, 1 cup of almond milk, I thought what if I added some spices and warm almond milk and made this a warm smoothie…

and just like that this healthy mexican hot chocolate green smoothie was came to life. And it was so much better warm than I had expected!

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Paired with a scoop of protein and a GoMacro mini bar it also makes for the perfect pre-or-post workout snack during these chilly winter months.

So in the spirit of Christmas and my newfound love for this deliciously, warm green smoothie blend I’m giving away a box of GoMacro mini bars to one lucky reader {see below for full details}!

healthy mexican hot chocolate green smoothie {serve it warm or cold}

mexican hot chocolate_spinach_1author:
lindsey, nourish move love

prep time: 5 minutes
warming time:
 5 minutes
servings: 2 

 

ingredients: 

  • 1 c unsweetened nut milk {heated/warmed if you want a warm smoothie}
  • 1 c spinach
  • 1/2-1 small banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder or cocoa
  • 2 tsp cinnamon {i typically add 4 tsp}
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of cayenne pepper {adds a little kick}

directions: 

  1. To serve cold: blend all ingredients together in blender with ice. serve cold.
  2. To serve warm: add spinach, banana and almond butter to blender. Then in a small to medium saucepan warm almond milk on stove, stirring in cacao powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. Once almond milk and spices are warm and well mixed {4-5 minutes} add mixture to blender, blend well and serve warm.

*option to serve warm or cold.
**gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan.

gomacro bar holiday giveaway 

now tell me what GoMacro flavor you’d pair with this green smoothie and enter below for your chance to win a box of GoMacro mini bars! See below for full details on how to enter {you must enter your name and email in the widget below, as well as, comment on this post with the GoMacro bar flavor you are most excited to try; opportunity for bonus entries too}.

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GoMacro Bar Flavors:

  • peanut butter chocolate chip
  • banana + almond butter
  • sunflower butter + chocolate
  • cashew butter
  • almond butter + carob
  • granola + coconut
  • peanut butter
  • sesame butter + dates
  • cherries + berries
  • cashew carmel
  • apples + walnuts

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*the winner will be announced on thursday 12/24 in my email newsletter {coming a day early with a hiit workout you can do in your parents basement in honor of Christmas} — so make sure you’re on my mailing list.

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    • Yes — don’t forget to comment with the GoMacro flavor you want to try most to officially enter the contest 🙂