This Chocolate Blackberry Mojito Smoothie is a deliciously, chocolaty beverage with a hint of mint that packs a healthy punch. Loaded with protein, greens, blackberries, chia seeds and yogurt, it's the perfect breakfast, lunch or snack that will help you stay healthy and keep you energized.
Blackberries are packed with Vitamin C and just 1 cup can provide half of the daily requirement. They are also high in fiber and manganese and are known to boost brain health. Who doesn't need that!
Of course you can! In fact, I am lactose intolerant and use almond milk in place of a lowfat milk and an almond-based yogurt alternative for the Greek yogurt. You can also sub in any cashew, soy or coconut product in lieu of the dairy. If you do sub the non-dairy, boost this smoothie with your favorite protein powder.
I find the best time is in the morning or about one hour prior to working out. It also works great immediately after a workout too. The protein and nutrients help to energize you for the day.
I like to make mine fresh to get the most nutrients out of the fruit. If you need to make it ahead of time, place it in a sealed jar that is filled to the top in order to eliminate most of the air. It will keep about 1 day.