My kids love this delicious smoothie, which includes three different kinds of fruit, a hint of chocolate, and a good helping of spinach, which is hidden by the berries and cocoa!
If you've been looking for a smoothie...packed FULL of greens...that your picky child (or adult) will LOVE!....
This is it!...I hope. 🙂
I hate to 'speak' so dramatically when it comes to any recipe I post, because our tastes are all so different.
Let me tell you this, though...my three kids, ages ranging 3-9, loved this smoothie.
Love equals drinking all that I give them, asking for seconds, asking for thirds, and licking their cups clean. Yes, that, my friends, is smoothie love.
This is a monumental moment in my life as a mother, because rarely do all three of them like the same thing, and rarely to any exponential degree. For example, the other night, Natalie wanted rice and beans, Sam wanted rice and chicken, and Jade wanted beans and chicken. Ha!
My husband is always telling me to 'stop making separate meals', but I really, REALLY want everyone to like what they're eating, so I'll (too often) indulge the requests.
This smoothie's popularity took me somewhat by surprise, but I'm sublimely happy with its success and wanted to share it here as soon as possible.
I figure this is a great time, as many are looking for healthier concoctions with which to 'clean' themselves out from the holidays.
This smoothie would definitely meet those needs, as it is sweetened totally by fruit, and there's a good helping of nutrition from the added greens.
I like to add in a tablespoon or so of hemp seeds to give it some protein, but that is optional. It's great either way!
Chocolate Cherry Berry Smoothie
- 1 cup milk of your choice see Notes
- 1 large banana
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1-2 Tbsp hemp seeds optional, for some extra protein
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
- 1 large handful of spinach
- Blend all until smooth and creamy!
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know I've had a long-standing battle with eating bananas. Lately, my food allergies have been doing better, and I've been able to incorporate a banana here and there! I attribute this change to a few things, namely, I've been drinking both licorice and nettle teas, which I believe have been healing my adrenals and modulating my histamine response. It's been a thrilling improvement for me, so you may see more recipes with bananas in the near future!
I like to use cold milk (my Homemade Coconut Milk) and cold bananas (not frozen) in this. Using frozen bananas will increase the thickness and create more of a 'frosty' texture.
Some of the items I use in this recipe include: