It is the beginning of 2017, so how are everyone’s New Year Resolutions going? I personally have never been a New Years person and have never made a New Years Resolution. To me time is just way to cyclical, it is weird to me that people feel the next day is going to be entirely different because the calendar year has changed. But just because I am not a New Years person does not mean I don’t think people who have goals to be healthier, more organized, and nicer are wrong for doing so. It is very noble to have a goal to make you a better person, I just don’t see it as something that necessarily has to happen in January. With that being said I do believe in trying to get back to healthier eating in January, not because of the New Year but because I always gain weight over the Christmas season. I know I am not the only one who gets carried away with cookie baking, holiday flavored treats, and huge delicious meals. So in the spirit of trying to get healthier I have a delicious smoothie to share with you today, a Chocolate Avocado Smoothie.
If you have never thought of putting avocado into a smoothie and especially mixing avocado with chocolate you are just going to have to trust me on this one and try it. The avocado makes an unbelievably smooth and creamy texture base, plus avocados are full of good fats and fiber to keep you full and focused. In addition to avocados this smoothie has bananas, coconut milk, cocoa powder, and optional honey. The bananas add plenty of health benefits as well with tons of vitamins such as, B6, manganese, C, and of course potassium. I chose coconut milk honestly because I like that flavor it brings to the smoothie (so really you can use any milk of your choosing) but coconut milk just like avocados are full of healthy fats which can help keep you full longer. While cocoa as long as it is raw has health benefits, chocolate is delicious so that is why I choose a chocolate smoothie. And I consider the honey in this smoothie as optional because if you have a very ripe banana you might not need it or if you are avoiding sugars you can leave it out and still have a delicious smoothie. These ingredients are tossed into a blender and blended until smooth, and that is a Chocolate Avocado Smoothie. Enjoy your delicious smoothie and I wish you luck with all of your New Years Resolutions 😉
Peace & Love
The Schmidty Wife
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