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Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 3 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients
Dark chocolate + coconut! If you love this combo as much as I do, this deliciously rich high-calorie Chocolate Coconut Smoothie will help you keep on the pounds during cancer treatment while giving you...

Ingredients


  • ½ cup flax seeds
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)* See Ann’s Tips
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Nutrition Facts

Calories

644 cals

Fat

58 g

Saturated Fat

40 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

10 g

Monounsaturated Fat

7 g

Carbohydrates

35 g

Sugar

20 g

Fiber

12 g

Protein

8 g

Sodium

72 mg

Directions

  1. Add flax seeds to a blender. Blend the seeds until they form a powder.
  2. Add the coconut oil, coconut milk, cocoa powder, agave nectar and almond milk to the blender and puree until thick and smooth, about 2 minutes.

Chef Tips

Don’t use drinking chocolate to make this drink – it won’t taste good. It has too little cocoa and too much sugar.

If your blender is not very powerful, as you grind the flax seeds add ¼ cup of the almond milk. This will help them turn into a fine puree so that your smoothie is smooth and not gritty.

To melt coconut oil: Stand the jar in a bowl of hot water until enough has turned liquid for the recipe.

Last but not least: don’t get too addicted to this drink. Once treatment is over, and your weight has stabilized, it will pack on unwanted pounds if you have too much too often.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



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