St. Nick’s Naughty & Nice Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie

This smoothie is filled with a little naughty and nice. Delicious and rich and healthy too, that is right - think Cauliflower. gut heal.


INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 pitted large Medjool dates (¼ cup packed pitted Medjool dates)

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or sub-light coconut milk), plus more to thin smoothie if necessary

  • ¾ cup frozen cauliflower

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder

  • 1 tablespoon tahini (or sub chocolate tahini or chocolate almond butter)

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract

  • Pinch of sea salt

Optional:

  • 1 shot of Bailey’s cream, Peppermint Schnapp’s or Kahlua

  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder

  • 1 scoop your favorite protein powder

  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

  • 1 cup spinach

  • ¼ cup gluten-free rolled oats


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Soak your pitted dates in 1 cup of HOT water for at least 5 minutes. This will help them soften up to help when blending.

  2. Next, add all ingredients to a high-powered blender: pitted (soaked) dates, almond milk, frozen cauliflower, cacao powder, tahini, vanilla, and peppermint extract, and a pinch of salt. Feel free to add any optional add-ins to your smoothie if you’d like.

  3. Blend until smooth, adding more almond milk to thin, if necessary.

  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Soured By: www.ambitiouskitchen.com