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Popeye and a Chocoholic Get in a Fist Fight

I’m a major smoothie girl! And so is my little one.  (Which is delightful to me because she considers smoothies to be a real treat and I’m happy to serve them up since they’re soooo good for her!)

I’ve shared my Tropical Green Monster Smoothie with you before, and also my Post-Partum Super Smoothie.  But it occurred to me today that I had yet to share with you my “everyday” smoothie, which is very similar to those above but has a healthy, chocolatey twist!  (Healthy veggies, fruits, and special added “superfoods” are totally my jam!)

So today’s the day.  I LOVE this smoothie, and so does my body.  And I bet you and yours will too!

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Chocolate Smoothie with Hidden Veggies  (Aka: Popeye and a chocoholic get in a fistfight!)

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On a related note, how much time do you allot for breakfast in the mornings?  Are you a grab & go kind of person or do you take a few moments to start the day off with some quiet meditation, a cup of coffee, and a healthy meal?  I confess I make time for the coffee and the food, but rarely the quiet meditation.  Hoping for a bit more of that in 2015!

Cheers,

Carissa

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie with Hidden Veggies
 
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This chocolatey, peanut buttery smoothie with a hint of coffee flavor and (hidden) veggies is just sweet enough, but not too sweet! So perfect for a morning treat. :)
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Serves:: 1
Ingredients:
  • 1 sliced (pre-frozen) banana
  • A scant ¼ C. frozen chopped spinach
  • 1½ Tbsp. natural, creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 packet PureVia stevia powder
  • 1 tsp. ground maca powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ C. plain yogurt
  • 1 C. almond milk
  • ⅓ of a single-serving packet of instant Folgers coffee
Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy!

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One Response so far.

  1. Mallory says:

    Sounds yummy… I actually had your green smoothie this morning! :)
    Since starting PA school, our program director really emphasized the importance of starting the day with a good breakfast… “Not like a donut and coffee- I mean something with protein to get your brains awake and ready to soak up some learning!” So very recently, I’ve tried to be better about this!