Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (with hidden greens ;)


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Hey everyone! I figured it was time to share another recipe, since it has been quite some time since my last post!  Recently I have had a few people ask me for some of my smoothie recipes. Truthfully, I don’t usually follow a recipe when making smoothies; I just throw things into my Vitamix without measuring and most of the time it seems to work out well. I find that smoothies are a fantastic way to incorporate vegetables into the diet that many kids wouldn’t normally eat on their own. I personally love to add a variety of greens to my morning smoothies, such as kale and spinach. They are fairly quick to prepare and make for a nutritious breakfast.

However, Sebastian has been less interested in smoothies lately, so I wanted to try a new one out to spark his interest once again. I am happy to report that he really enjoyed it, and maybe your kids will, too! 🙂

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 Cups Silk Almond Coconut Blend (but you can use any milk of your choice)

1/2 of a frozen banana

1.5 tablespoons natural peanut butter

1-2 tablespoons organic raw cacao powder ( I use Navitas Naturals brand or buy raw cacao powder in bulk at the health food store)*

handful of organic baby kale

handful of organic baby spinach

handful of ice cubes

1 medjool date (optional if you want to add more sweetness)

* If you don’t have raw cacao powder, feel free to substitute with regular cocoa powder. I prefer raw cacao powder because it is less processed and contains more nutrients. If you are interested in learning more, watch this short video about some of the health benefits of raw cacao by one of my favourite bloggers-Mama natural. 🙂

Directions:

Throw everything into your blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy! (I use the smoothie function on my blender, it’s great!)

Note: To get a really smooth smoothie, I recommend using a powerful blender, such as a Vitamix, Blendtec, HealthMaster, Nutribullet or Ninja, to name a few.

 

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