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Revolutionary Recipe: Anti-Stress Smoothie

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Summary

This plant-based, anti-stress smoothie is made with ingredients that naturally calm your body and minimize the negative effects of stress.

By Maria Marlowe • Originally published on MariaMarlowe.com

This anti-stress smoothie is packed with good for you ingredients that help minimize the negative effects of stress on your body. Plus, it tastes like creamy chocolate almond bliss, and can easily be eaten with a spoon, giving it an even more decadent feel.

How to make this plant-based recipe

Anti-Stress Smoothie

Total Time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 2

Per Serving 427 calories

Fat 18 g

Carbs 73 g

Protein 8 g

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Anti-Stress Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of chia gel* (3 Tbsp. chia seeds + 2 cups water)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 bananas (fresh or frozen)
  • 4 dates
  • 2 Tbsp. cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp. almond butter
  • Additional water as needed to reach desired consistency
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS

  • cacao nibs
  • sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Make chia gel: Pour two cups of filtered water into a jar, add in 3 tablespoons of chia seeds, and stir well. Let sit for at least 10 minutes. (Use this time to go on with your morning routine!)
  2. When ready, pour chia gel and all remaining smoothie ingredients into your blender, and blend on high until smooth. The avocado and chia gives it a thick, spoonable consistency (perfect to turn into a smoothie bowl). If you prefer a thinner consistency, simply add more water or ice.
  3. Top with cacao nibs and sliced almonds, if you desire.
  4. Sip and savor slowly. Save the remaining serving for a snack or tomorrow's breakfast.

Notes

*You can speed up your time here by making chia gel in advance. It's a great idea to make a large batch so you always have some on hand for your morning smoothies. It should last in an airtight container like a mason jar in your fridge for at least one week.

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