Here is the next recipe using the Square One Organics vegetable purees. I am a huge fan of hiding green vegetables in as many dishes as possible to try and get kids to eat in a more nutritious way. One of the easiest ways to do this is with green smoothies. Smoothies are a fantastic addition to any diet, and this chocolate shake is a s'blended way to sneak in some extra veggies to any "greenophobes" (young and old) without them even knowing. Some children are really good at eating their greens, but more often than not it is a struggle for most parents.
For those kids who claim to be "allergic" to green smoothies this shake is a brilliant option because the chocolate covers up all manner of "green sins" and instead of looking like a green smoothie, it looks exactly like every other chocolate shake and tastes even more like the typical toxic delights on offer at most convenience locations and restaurants.
If you want to make your own spinach puree to make this smoothie, just lightly steam 8 cups of raw baby spinach and puree in your food processor. You do not need to add any water. If you wanted to make this a raw smoothie you could also make this smoothie with 3-4 cups of raw baby spinach leaves.
I grew up with Kermit The Frog bemoaning that it was "not easy being green". Well, Kermie, It is now! Give this s'blended chocolate shake a spin in your house and see if anyone knows your green secret.