The Not-So Green Smoothie

>> Monday, June 7, 2010

I love, love, love green smoothies (check out this and this), but I'll also be the first to admit that guzzling a huge glass of what looks, at best, like swamp water isn't exactly easy some mornings. Solution? Hide all the good stuff under the guise of chocolate. It's easy (with a little color-mixing knowledge) . . . and tastier than you'd ever imagine.

This smoothie looks more like a milkshake than a healthy dose of greens (and fruit) to me. And even though the chocolate chips are only in the shot for impact (no, I didn't throw any actual processed chocolate into the mix), the cocoa powder provides a flavorful punch of the stuff.

THE NOT-SO GREEN SMOOTHIE (base recipe inspired by Ashley -- I had never thought to put nut butter in a green smoothie before she suggested it!)

What you'll need . . .
  • 2 handfulls baby spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
Method . . .
  1. Throw everything in a blender and mix.
  2. You may wish to add some honey or agave to sweeten. But I'm a huge fan of sweet stuff and don't find this extra step necessary.
  3. Enjoy!

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