Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

Even if you belong to the "Valentine's Day is a silly holiday invented by the card companies" camp, there is never a wrong time to spoil the ones you love or yourself with a little chocolatey goodness.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

 
  • 1 1/2 Cup Almond Milk or Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 Banana, Frozen
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Garnish With Fresh Strawberries and Cacao Nibs

Why I love this:  Cocoa and strawberries are both antioxidant powerhouses. Not only are strawberries rich in the potent antioxidant vitamin C — just five large berries provide almost 59 milligrams of vitamin C, or 98% of the recommended daily value — but they’re also low in sugar. This means that they won’t cause the inflammatory spike in blood sugar that sweeter fruits can.