2Medjool datesseeded, and cut into 1/4" pieces to help with blending
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Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender.
Blend until smooth, tamping down when necessary to make sure all the ingredients are blended. Add more liquid if it is too thick.
Each serving is about 2 cups.
Medjool dates are best because they have more moisture. If you're using another type of date, soak them in a little hot water for a few minutes first and drain.
Chia seeds tend to thicken the smoothie if left to sit for several minutes. Thin with more plant milk or water if needed.
To reduce the calories and fat content, substitute water for plant milk.
I recommend using Ceylon cinnamon because the other common cinnamon, cassia, contains coumarin, a compound that may be toxic to the liver at doses of 1 teaspoon per day for adults and 1/4 teaspoon for children a few times a week. See reference from nutritionfacts.org.
The Nutrition Label uses soy milk and spinach.
Hearty-Healthy Chocolate Chia Smoothie
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.