Chocolate Covered Blueberry Smoothie

Chocolate Covered Blueberry Smoothie @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan #smoothie

One thing I’ve yet to mention to you guys about this diet is how it changes your sensitivity to nutrient-poor food. And it’s been frustrating me A LOT lately so bare with me while I vent to you…

It’s like this- I used to eat a very average, processed food American diet. One that was particularly high in butter and sugar I might add. I could demolish 3 cupcakes in one sitting and not feel the insulin spike at all. Now, I’ll eat two healthy, naturally sweetened cookies and my body will start swooning like I’m hungover. I’ll be jittery all night long and won’t be able to sleep. Sometimes it even comes with a pounding headache- free of charge.

And it’s not just sugar my body is overly sensitive to now either. It’s anything and everything that is even remotely bad for you.

It’s like the cleaner I eat, the more sensitive my body becomes.

I guess that could be considered both good and bad…

Chocolate Covered Blueberry Smoothie @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan #smoothie

SO! I want to do a little experiment with you guys, using myself as the test subject. I am going to go cold-turkey on desserts. I’m curious to see what kind of affect that will have on my body. Will I sleep better? Wake better? Have clearer skin??? Or maybe nothing at all will change. Maybe I will just make my body even more sensitive to toxins. But as it stands right now, somethings got to give. I can’t stand this hunger-over like state anything sweet puts me in.

It’s going to be really hard to stifle my mammoth sweet tooth, but I guess no harder than throwing away all the food in my house and starting fresh, right? Haha. It’s like I always tell people that ask for advice about changing their diet- being healthy isn’t a diet it’s a lifestyle change. Right now I’ve got to start putting a lot less priority on sitting down, after the kids are tucked in bed, snuggled up with my cup of tea and some sweets to my favorite show (albeit usually naturally sweetened or healthy in some way). It’s my favorite nightly ritual and it’s going to have to go. At least for now. I’ll keep you posted on what ends up happening.

Until then, enjoy this 100% healthful smoothie! Sounds indulgent, but it is actually ubber good for you ;)

Chocolate Covered Blueberry Smoothie @ TheGreenForks.com #vegan #smoothie

Smart Substitutions:

  • Instead of avocado, reduce coconut water to 3/4 cup and add 1 to 2 tablespoons hemp seeds or almond butter.

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Chocolate Covered Blueberry Smoothie
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup blueberries, preferably frozen
  • 3-4 pitted dates
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ½ cup ice (preferably made from coconut water)
  • additional sweetener, as needed
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
Notes
Instead of avocado, reduce water to ¾ cup and add 1 to 2 tablespoons hemp seeds or almond butter.

 

 

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  • Jade February 17, 2014, 4:04 pm

    We started trying to eat clean, a little at a time, since I live out in the boon docks and had a lot of storage and we are on SS so didn’t want to throw everything out and start over, not practical on a limited income, I think we have been doing pretty well, probably over 85% healthy from the beginning, but I too seem to react when I am not eating all fruits and veggies, other than long cooking or steel oats. I FEEL HORRIBLE! Today begins an even more strict regiment for me! Hubby don’t seem to react!
    Thanks for another healthy recipe, I love it and need all the help I can get. BTW, able to stop 5 different meds already! Thank you, Lord! Another money saver there!

  • lmachell February 23, 2014, 8:42 pm

    Wow! What an inspiring success story Jade. Thank you for sharing! I am so happy to hear that you’ve been able to stop meds because of your dedication to healthy eating. It’s an incredible thing really what a diet can change. I’m trying to convince my dad to eat healthier so he can come off some of his meds too. He’s putting up quite the fight…

  • Danielle @ TheCharmItSpot February 21, 2014, 4:42 pm

    I love smoothies, and this one looks delicious and clean! Thanks for sharing!