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Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 5 minutes Servings: 1


coffee smoothie
1/2 c unsweetened almond milk or similar beverage
1/2 c strong, chilled black coffee
1 ripe banana (preferably frozen)
4 tbsp rolled oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp cocoa or raw cacao powder
1 tbsp date syrup or 1 or 2 pitted
Medjool dates
1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional toppings:

Raw cocoa beans
Full-fat whipped coconut milk
Pinch of cinnamon

Directions: Place all ingredients except toppings in high-speed blender and blend to desired consistency. Add more almond milk if desired, and adjust for sweetness. Use any or all of the optional toppings. Enjoy!