Gotta give credit where credit is due - this one came from MyFitness Pal blog.  MFP has really stepped it up in the last few months. I've enjoyed several recipes and training articles.


For the smoothie

  • 3 teaspoons (15 ml) cacao nibs, divided
  • 1 cup (240 ml) 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) almond butter
  • 1 medium banana, frozen
  • 2 cups (57 grams) raw spinach, packed
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) rolled oats

For the topping

  • 1/4 small banana, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) whole raw almonds, coarsely chopped


Place 2 teaspoons of the cacao nibs in the container of a powerful blender. Add the yogurt, almond butter, frozen banana, spinach and oats and blend, tamping or scraping down to make a smooth puree.

Divide between two cereal bowls and smooth the mixture. Arrange the banana slices, raspberries, chopped almonds and remaining cacao nibs on top of the smoothie.

Serve immediately with a spoon.

Serves: 2 | Serving Size: 1/2 recipe

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 292; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 4mg; Sodium: 58mg; Carbohydrate: 41g; Dietary Fiber 8g; Sugar: 18g; Protein: 15g