Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

You are going to love this. It is one of my ultimate favorite smoothies

1-2 cups raw spinach, kale, or chard (this is optional but a great way to get your raw greens early!)

1 - 2 frozen bananas
1 cup (or more) frozen cherries
2 cups plain soy or almond milk
2 dates, optional - if needed (check first to see how sweet your smoothie is. You might not need any)

2 heaping tablespoons raw cacao powder (whatever brand is in your local grocery store)
2 tablespoons ground flax seed or chia seeds (for omega 3 oils)

1 cup ice

Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Add additional milk, if necessary.

To change it up, delete the chocolate and maybe add some vanilla extract. A cherry vanilla smoothie. YUM!

This will easily make 2 servings. But make more. And whatever you don't drink you can freeze in canning jars. On those rushed mornings when you barely have time to feed the kids (or animals), grab one from the freezer and take it to work. By the time you start getting hungry it might be ready for a quick shake and drink! I have even been known to take it to work, forget about it, throw it back in the freezer for a bit to get cold again and then drink it for an afternoon snack.

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