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Chocolate Cherry & Banana Green Smoothie

  • Author: Annie
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

Like a chocolate-covered cherry in a glass – with the added nutritional benefit of spinach.


Ingredients

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  • 11 1/2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 very ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
  • 3 Tbsp. powdered unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp. coffee, optional
  • liquid or powdered stevia (or your favorite sweetener), to taste
  • 1 15-ounce can pitted, tart cherries (packed in water, not syrup), drained well and frozen (or one 12-ounce bag of frozen sweet cherries)
  • A big handful of baby spinach or kale
  • cacao nibs for topping, optional

Instructions

  1. Put everything (except the cacao nibs) in a high-speed blender in the order listed and blend until smooth. It’s just that easy. Add more liquid as needed to get the ingredients moving.
  2. Divide smoothie between three glasses and sprinkle with cacao nibs.

Notes

  • The coffee is optional – – but oh my, it deepens the chocolate flavor!
  • This is not a low calorie smoothie. To lighten it up, use water instead of non-dairy milk.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3
  • Calories: 247
  • Sugar: 23
  • Sodium: 175
  • Fat: 5
  • Saturated Fat: 4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 49
  • Protein: 8
  • Cholesterol: 0