Recipe: Minted Avocado & Cacao Smoothie

After a delicious afternoon treat? This thick smoothie from The Beauty Chef’s Carla Oates is packed full of healthy fats, alkalising leafy greens and antioxidants; essential for glowing skin.

Ingredients

1/4 large ripe avocado, flesh scooped out
1 large handful fresh mint leaves, plus extra, to garnish (optional)
1 small handful baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup (125 ml) almond milk
1/4 frozen banana
4 ice cubes
1 medjool date, pitted
cacao nibs, to serve (optional)
1/2 tsp Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder

Cacao Sauce

1/4 cup (60 ml) boiling water
1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 medjool date, pitted
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
pinch Himalayan salt

Method

  1. To make cacao sauce, place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir. Then set aside for 5 minutes or until the date has softened.
  2. Place mixture in a high-speed blender & blend until smooth. Transfer back into the bowl and set aside to cool.
  3. Rinse blender.
  4. Place the avocado, mint, spinach, milk, banana, ice and date in the high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. To serve, drizzle cacao sauce around the inside rim of a glass and pour in avocado shake. Or simply top with cacao sauce and stir through as you drink. Top with fresh mint or cacao nibs, if desired.

carla oatesDrink immediately

Recipe courtesy of Carla Oates, The Beauty Chef

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