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Vegan Chocolate, Vanilla, and Weight-Loss Smoothies

Can't decide which of these satiating smoothies to try? Go for all three, since each can be prepared in seconds.

Getting your day started off right is as easy as tossing a couple key ingredients into your blender. With each of these nutrient-dense smoothies, you'll be doing yourself a nutritional favor, but your taste buds will be none the wiser. With simple components, you can drastically change the flavor of your smoothies every day, and avoid the dreaded strawberry-banana rut. From decadent cacao to the sneaky addition of kale, these smoothies are sure to surprise and delight you.
Serves 1
Brazilian Chocolate Shake
What You Need:
  • 1/4 cup Brazil nuts
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted, or 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs or powder
  • 1 cup filtered water
What You Do:
In a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth.
Vanilla Praline Shake
What You Need:
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 5 Medjool dates, pitted
  • Seeds from 1 vanilla bean or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups filtered water (or rice or soymilk)
  • 1/2 cup ice
What You Do:
In a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth.
Slimming Smoothie
What You Need:
  • 1 large leaf of kale, de-stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup filtered water (or rice- or soymilk)
  • 1 tablespoon spirulina
What You Do:
In a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth.

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