chocolate kale smoothie + superfoods

I have decided to keep my recipes and photography separate.  For more recipes please visit my food blog Relish the Yum. I made another great smoothie from Julie Morris's Superfood Smoothies.  In fact I made us a different one each day.  Each one has been equally delicious.  Even sweet without any added sugar.  I cannot recommend this book enough.

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Today I made a Chocolate Kale smoothie.  Yes, I said chocolate!  The superfood used in this recipe is Cacao.  The two forms I keep in my pantry are the powder and nibs.  Both are great in smoothies.  Cacao is chocolate in the raw.  It is a great source of magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, and calcium.  Cacao is energizing, increases serotonin levels, is an excellent source of antioxidants, helps reduce cholesterol and supports a healthy heart.  This is just about half of the benefits of Cacao.  Best of all it is chocolate!

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I made a few minor tweaks to the original recipe.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  What other ways would you use Cacao?

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