Cherry Chocolate Spinach Smoothie

Here lately I have become the self appointed smoothie queen. I’ve always liked them but since I got my new Ninja blender I absolutely cannot get enough of them. Recently I shared my recipe for a Carrot Citrus Smoothie to kick off the Sneaking in Veggies series we are doing this month, and today I want to share my new favorite! I love, love, love (love!) this Cherry Chocolate Spinach Smoothie and I know you will too.

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And lest you doubt how much nutrition is packed into this treat, this is what one cup of tightly packed spinach looks like on a full sized dinner plate. It’s pretty much an entire salad in one little chocolate smoothie.

Add all ingredients in the order listed below and blend till smooth (about 20 – 30 seconds does it for my blender, but yours might be different). That’s it!

Cherry Chocolate Spinach Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves 1

1 cup (tightly packed) fresh baby spinach
3/4 cup frozen black cherries
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 Tbsp honey
1 1/2 cups almond milk or skim milk

Place the ingredients in your blender in the order listed and blend till smooth (about 20-30 seconds for my blender). Serve immediately and enjoy as a nutrient rich, low calorie breakfast, lunch, or snack.



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    • It’s my favorite! And a tip for if you like it thicker or want to add in some healthy fats is to throw in a few slices of avocado. It tastes like pudding if you put in enough to make it really thick. I just discovered that this morning!

    • Yes! I buy the huge 16oz box of fresh spinach every week or two and use it for all sorts of salads and recipes until it starts to look a little wilty and then I just throw the rest in the freezer to use until I go to the store again.

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