Blueberry Chocolate Lover Smoothie

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 Blueberries and chocolate are my new obsessions!

I can have these lovely, Paleo eats any time of day, and all day if I could.

Whereas, medjool dates are a new fruit in my life. I’ve heard about them and seen them at the store, but it wasn’t until recently that I researched them.

What I learned about medjool dates:They are a type of tree fruit from the Middle East and South Africa. They have been described to have a caramel and honey like taste, and have a high amount of fruit sugar. Not only are they wonderful to suffice a sweet tooth craving, but you can do so without guilt. Why? They have nutritional value as they are a good source of fiber and contain minerals like potassium and magnesium.

The facts about this foreign tree fruit had me at caramel and honey like taste. I was convinced to try this new fruit out and combine it with my blueberry and chocolate addiction. What better way to make this happen then in a smoothie? After a little tweaking here and there I struck Paleo smoothie goldmine.

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The texture is blueberry smoothness with a good dose of chocolatey goodness and a hint of cinnamon. The dates are a great edition as they add a little more sweetness and flavor. I had it for lunch today – no complaints here. One cannot go wrong here with blueberries and chocolate….and my new recipe addition: medjool dates (I’m now a sucker for them).

Ingredients:

– two small bananas

– 2/3 almond milk

– 1 cup of frozen blueberries

– 1 chopped up a medjool date, without the seed of course

– 1 – 1 1/2 tbsp of enjoy life’s chocolate chips

– splash of vanilla

– dash of cinnamon

– 1/2 cup of ice

Instructions:

– Cut the bananas in pieces and throw in blender

– Add in the almond milk and frozen blueberries

– Blend until smooth

– Add in medjool date, chocolate chips, vanilla and cinnamon

– Blend until smooth

– Add ice

– Blend until smooth

Side note: It could just be me, but there is a much smoother consistency when I blend in between adding ingredients. You are more than welcome to add in all ingredients at once and blend.

Thanks for reading and Happy Friday!

Caffeinated Love,

Ceci

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