Sweet smoothies hit the spot…most of the time. But if you’re craving something with a little more “kick,” try sipping this spicy drink instead. Greens and seeds come together with creamy almond butter and a dash of chipotle powder for a hearty, healthy brew with just the right amount of heat!
Spicy Almond Green Smoothie
½ cup frozen romaine lettuce
1/2 cup frozen kale, stems removed
1/2 cup frozen zucchini
1 Tbsp. basil, chopped
1 scoop vegan, soy-free protein powder
1 Tbsp. almond butter
1 Tbsp. flax seeds
1/2 tsp. chipotle powder
1/4 cup water
1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy.
“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog, or visit Mo on Facebook or www.macnmos.com for more “morselicious” ideas and tips.