A creamy and rich chocolate smoothie shot from the creators of the Ninja Blender, learn how to make at home.
Icy Almond Cacao Shot, a Ninja Blender “Smoothies & Super Juices” recipe, is a smooth, creamy, and rich chocolate smoothie shot sporting a bit of a kick. And, with an almond-milk base, it is totally dairy-free. Tastes like an old-timey glass of home-made chocolate milk.
What Is In The Icy Almond Cacao Shot From Ninja Blender?
The Ninja Blender Icy Almond Cacao Shot ingredients are almond milk, agave nectar, almond butter, flaxseed, cacao powder, and ice.
Almond Milk – Almond milk is a popular nut-based milk replacement that is naturally lactose-free, dairy-free, and completely vegan. It has a surprisingly diverse set of nutrients, including significant amounts of vitamin D, vitamin E, and calcium. Almond milk is also a heart-healthy beverage for those interested in lowering their cholesterol.
Agave Nectar – Agave nectar is the boiled down sap of the Latin American agave plant. Although marketed as a “healthy sweetener” with medicinal qualities, when processed into a highly refined syrup, all potential health benefits are destroyed.
Almond Butter – Almond Butter is made from roasted, ground almonds and is often used as a substitute for peanut butter. It is high in monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E. Almond butter can help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, and improve the health of artery walls.
Cacao – Cacao powder, commonly used as a base ingredient for chocolate, is made by grinding up coco beans and removing the fat. Its main health benefit comes from an abundance of polyphenols, a naturally occurring group of antioxidants. Cacao powder is a heart-healthy ingredient, known to reduce high blood pressure, improve blood flow to your brain, lower the risk of stroke, and improve Type 2 diabetes symptoms.
Flaxseed – Flaxseed has a mild, nutty flavor and a crisp, crunchy texture. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals and high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed is rich in fiber, has potent cancer-fighting properties, particularly for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and skin cancer, and benefits your heart by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.
- Place almond milk, agave nectar, almond butter, flaxseed, cacao powder, and ice into a Ninja Blender and blend until a smooth consistency is achieved.
- Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator to enjoy later.
- Dark chocolate may be substituted for cacao powder.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 559Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 95gFiber: 13gSugar: 56gProtein: 32g
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