Mexican Chocolate Smoothie

mexican chocolate shakeI love smoothies for breakfast.  They are quick, easy, and can be a good way to sneak some extra greens into your day.  They are, however, not as much fun in the winter.  A cold breakfast on a cold morning just doesn’t do it for me.  Especially when the sun doesn’t show its face until 8 am (if at all).  This smoothie is the perfect combination of spicy and sweet.  It has just enough heat to make a cold breakfast on a dark morning a good thing.  Besides, who doesn’t love chocolate for breakfast?

 

Mexican Chocolate Smoothie

Makes 1 Smoothie

Ingredients
1 cup milk of choice
1 medium banana
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon raw cacao or best-quality cocoa (unsweetened)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
pinch cayenne

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Do you prefer a hot or cold breakfast this time of year?

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