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“I drink this every morning and have been asked the recipe...so here it is. I make this in the Vitamix and fill a mason jar with it to pack to work and sip on for most of the morning.”
READY IN:
6mins
YIELD:
4 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup almonds
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 1 banana, very ripe
  • 2 cups spinach, raw
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 dropperfuls stevia, liquid vanilla from Sweetleaf
  • ice

Directions

  1. Put all of the above ingredients in a Vitamix or other high speed blender. I have never used anything but a Vitamix and it comes out perfectly smooth with one. I can't vouch for any others.
  2. Note, that the stevia is two dropperfuls -- not two drops. I have tried different types of stevia and have a definite preference for Sweetleaf liquid. This is also good with hazelnut stevia (instead of vanilla).
  3. Variation- sometimes I add a teaspoon of coffee granules for a frozen mocha. Sometimes I add a tiny bit of peppermint extract. Sometimes I use carob instead of cocoa and add the peppermint (the carob mint is good, but not a fan of the plain carob).
  4. For an immunity boost, I also often add water kefir grains. They don't affect the taste. I realize many people don't have those, but if you do -- they make a great addition -- 2 teaspoons or so.
  5. Add enough ice to make it thick, about 2-3 cups.

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