Banana and Cacao Smoothie

Some days I can be just plain lazy when it comes to cooking. With work keeping me so busy I have not been in the mood to dirty up too many dishes.  I keep things simple and throw good foods into my Vitamix and drink up!  I made this Banana and Cacao smoothie one day when I was low on groceries in the house. It turned out to be really yummy so it has become one of my new “go to” drinks. This drink does double duty, it provides me with a serving of greens and  protein, plus it gives me so much energy I don’t even want my one-a-day 6 oz cup of coffee.

Serves 1

1 medium banana, raw
1 cup kale, raw, chopped
2.5 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp maca powder
1/2 gram stevia sweetener
2 tbsp hemp seeds hulled
6 fl oz water, tap, drinking
1 glass ice cubes

Recipe Directions:
Add all ingredients to high speed blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrient Analysis per Serving:
Calories: 308.5
Total Fat: 8.2
Saturated Fat: 2.2
Trans Fat: 0.0
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.0
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.0
Cholesterol: 0.0
Sodium: 47.1
Carbs: 49.7
Fiber: 11.4
Sugars: 15.4
Protein: 12.0