Today was absolutely glorious! My car registered 63 degrees at one point! I really got a case of Spring fever and it’s only early January.
We threw Faith’s bike in the back of the truck, loaded all the dogs in the car and headed up to the track to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. It was delightful!
Once we got back home, I decided to try out a new smoothie recipe I found recently, with my own adjustments, of course!
I was dying to try this new recipe I found for a Cherry Chocolate Smoothie. Cherry and chocolate? Yum! I couldn’t think of anything better. Of course, I love to sneak my greens in a smoothie somehow – so I chose to add spinach since it doesn’t affect the taste.
Well, it was as good as if not better I thought – absolutely divine! I haven’t been adding fruit to my green smoothies lately, so this was a sweet treat. Here’s the recipe:
Cherry Chocolate with Sneaky Greens Smoothie
8 oz. of milk (for mine I used unsweetened vanilla coconut milk and for Faith’s we used skim – use the milk of your choice)
5 fresh strawberries (although the recipe called for 5 frozen, we had fresh)
1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder (my favorite is Plant Fusion)
A handful of ice cubes (add more or less depending on your desired thickness)
A few handfuls of spinach
I used my favorite kitchen gadget, my vitamix to blend away. This smoothie was so delicious and is now a new favorite!
Have you ever tried a green smoothie? Start with spinach. I swear you won’t even taste it! Add blueberries or cherries to your smoothies and your kids won’t even know it’s there! Try it and let me know what you think!
Here’s the original recipe: Cherry Chocolate Smoothie – thanks for the inspiration!