Worms in Dirt Dessert Smoothie

The Veggie Shake Team

Our decadent Worms in Dirt Dessert Smoothie not only hits all the craving notes you’d hope for, but it also deals out the nutrients you need to recover from overindulgence of all kinds. If you’re feeling low-energy after a late night, battling a bit of a hangover, or simply need a pick-me-up, try this nutritious twist on the classic dirt cup.

Our Worms in Dirt Smoothie will balance your blood sugar, banish inflammation, and boost your mood. A chocolate banana smoothie base makes the perfect palate for cacao nibs and chocolate espresso beans to play on. And while you won’t taste the activated charcoal, you’ll certainly appreciate its detoxifying prowess. Then top it all off with gummy worms for a dash of whimsy!

Oh, and if you call it a Worms in Graveyard Dirt, you’ve got a Halloween smoothie fit to be served as an eye-catching treat at any party.

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas, frozen

  • 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk

  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate espresso beans

  • 1 teaspoon activated charcoal

  • A splash of vanilla

  • 2 Oreos (or the chocolate sandwich cookie of your choosing)

  • For decoration: gummy worms

Instructions
  1. Place the frozen bananas in your blender or food processor.

  2. Pour in a 1/2 cup of chocolate almond milk.

  3. Measure out 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs and 1 tablespoon of chocolate espresso beans, then add to the rest of the ingredients.

  4. Sprinkle on 1 teaspoon of activated charcoal.

  5. Add a splash of vanilla.

  6. Blend until the ingredients have whipped together into a frosty, creamy treat.

  7. Crumple up 2 Oreos and top with as many gummy worms as you wish, and then dig into this decadent smoothie!

Health Benefits
  1. Banana: the perfect fruit to include in a dessert smoothie, thanks to the high levels of pectin found in bananas. Pectin can prevent blood sugar spikes after eating and keep you feeling full for longer.

  2. Chocolate almond milk: is a great source of vitamin E! Depending on the brand, a cup can provide close to half your daily dose of this essential nutrient, which quells inflammation and enhances mental performance.

  3. Cacao nibs: these delightful nuggets contain even more antioxidants than standard dark chocolate, as well as a chemical compound called phenylethylamine (PEA) that makes us feel focused and alert.

  4. Chocolate espresso beans: the health benefits of chocolate (as touched on above) get turbocharged thanks to the antioxidants found in coffee beans: oxazoles, phenols, and volatile aroma compounds. Coffee also interacts with brain chemicals dopamine and acetylcholine to boost your mood. Plus, each bean offers up 5 milligrams of caffeine, making these an ideal pick-me-up treat.

  5. Activated charcoal: the activation process frees up bonding sites in the charcoal molecules and dramatically increases its surface area—one teaspoon has a greater surface area than a football field! This gives activated charcoal potent toxin-absorbing powers.

  6. Vanilla: studies show that vanilla can reduce inflammation—especially in your liver—as well as lower anxiety levels and improve immune function.

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