I've been searching for more recipes that are really tasty, highly nutritious and easy to make. I stumbled upon a chocolate smoothie from Dr. Fuhrman's book, "Eat for Health". It sounded pretty good and figured I'd like it. What I didn't expect was my husband to not only like it but request it the very next night for a dessert.
Chocolate Smoothie (2 servings)
5 oz organic baby spinach ( I use frozen, but it doesn't matter.)
2 c frozen blueberries
1/2 c soy milk (or milk of your choice)
1 medium banana
2 medjool dates or 4 deglet noor dates (I've never tried deglet noor dates but just noticed our local grocery store carries them. Don't use the regular dates.)
2 T cocoa powder ( I actually used cacao powder.)
1 T ground flax seeds
I needed extra water for this. Blend it all together in a blender until smooth and creamy. Make sure to make this very sneakily so no one sees the spinach! Feel free to add more cocoa and/or dates to make it more chocolatey or sweeter. You can also freeze it for a frozen treat. Enjoy and Shhhh!