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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

I'm drinking my way through the smoothie menu at ABC Elixir Bar, one drink a week. It's still tough justifying the starting $10 price tag of the drinks, but there's no denying that complex taste and blends of these rather intricate smoothies are downright fantastic.

On the menu this week is the Chocolate Chunk. The base of the smoothie, a thin drink overall, is lightly sweetened almond milk—made in-house of course, and blended with chunks of frozen bananas and Thai coconut meat. Then goes a shot of chocolate syrup made from real cacao, and a final sprinkle of cacao nibs, whirred into crunchy bits in every sip. Perhaps pass on dessert next time you lunch at ABC Kitchen, and instead pick up a smoothie on the way out.

Related: Jean-Georges's New ABC Elixir Juice Bar

ABC Elixir Bar

35 East 18th St, New York NY 10003 (map)

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