5-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Chia Smoothie with Toasted Coconut

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Good morning, friends! Happy middle of the week! I hope the weather has been amazing where you are at, and it hasn’t been too hot. One thing that’s pretty awesome about living at almost 8000 ft is that we rarely see a day over 80 degrees F. While our winters can be cold, snowy, windy and all together drastic, our summers are absolutely beautiful. Oh Wyoming, you are so dramatic. It’s ok, I will take 9 months of scarves and Sorels for 3 months of absolute gorgeousness. That’s what impromptu trips to the caribbean are for! Am I right, or am I right?

I have to say the current weather conditions have made running a breeze, and smoothies have become my best friends this summer. Although, our weather has been amazing, we are currently residing in a second-floor itty bitty apartment with absolutely no air flow. Air conditioning? Ha, I wish! The locals in this little town will literally laugh you out of town if you put an air conditioner in. It is extremely stuffy in here, and I have been avoiding the oven/stovetop at all costs. Smoothies have become my breakfasts and lunches. I have to say…I’m not sad about it. It’s giving me a chance to get super creative. It has also taught me that I need a new blender DESPERATELY! I think I’ve just about worn this dinosaur out.

This 5-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Chia Smoothie with Toasted Coconut has become one of my favorite smoothie recipes. Almond Breeze’s Chocolate Almondmilk is thrown into a blender with almond butter, banana, chia seeds and spinach. Blended until as smooth as my old age blender will let me get and then topped with toasted coconut and chocolate chips. It’s super delicious you guys, and super good for you to! Give it a try!

Recipe is below! Have a wonderful day everyone! xo

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5-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Chia Smoothie with Toasted Coconut
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Yield
2

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Breeze Chocolate AlmondMilk
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • As needed:
  • 1 cup ice
  • Optional: toasted coconut and mini chocolate chips (for garnish)

Instructions

  • To a high-powered blender, add the bananas, Almond Breeze Chocolate AlmondMilk, spinach, almond butter and chia seeds. Blend on high until smooth.
  • For a thicker, icier smoothie, add 1 cup of ice if needed. Garnish with toasted coconut and mini chocolate chips if desired.
  • Enjoy!
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  • Liz @ FloatingKitchen

    Love the secret spinach in here! YUM!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thought I’d hide that ingredient. ;) Thanks, friend.

  • http://www.whiskandshout.com Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Yum! This looks fabulous :) Love the chia!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks, Medha! <3

  • http://thecookiewriter.com Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    I am really wishing I had this delicious smoothie right now! I have been adding chia seeds to everything, but I have to say, toasted coconut is my favourite :)

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      I’ll send some your way. ;) Thanks Kacey!

  • Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    I’ve been inhaling the smoothies this summer too – something about summer, I feel more like smoothies for breakfast and lunch! This one looks delicious!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Right?! Thanks Stacey! xo

  • Back For Seconds

    Love the simplicity of this recipe – and it looks so delicious!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thank you so much, girlfriend!

  • Jaren

    I’ve only been to the mountains during the summer months. It is definitely one of the most beautiful places to be. I can’t imagine 80 degree weather all summer. How blissful! This smoothie also looks pretty blissful as well!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks so much Jaren! xo

  • http://www.smallgreenkitchen.com Julie | Small Green Kitchen

    This smoothie is full of some of my favorite things, Justine! Also, I wish I was enjoying the type of weather you’re enjoying! It’s been hot and sticky in Florida!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      I can handle the hot. I def can’t handle the sticky. I do not envy you! Thanks Julie! <3 <3

  • Sara Welch

    I love this chocolate-coconut combo! Such a fun drink for summer.

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks lady!

  • Mariah Mercurio

    Agh I am so sorry girlfriend. I hate not having an air conditioner. Being hot is the worst!! This smoothie looks so refreshing though! Perfect way to cool off!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      Thanks girly!

  • Meg

    Smoothies as breakfast and lunches are perfection…I hate cooking more when I am already recipe testing and shooting! And this smoothie sounds right up my alley…dessert for breakfast? Yes!

    • http://www.cookingandbeer.com/ Justine@Cooking and Beer

      I’m always up for dessert for breakfast. :) Thanks pretty lady!