Chock-Full Chocolate Surprise Smoothie

from The Blender Girl Smoothies app

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  • Vegetarian
    Vegetarian
  • Vegan
    Vegan
  • Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
  • Egg Free
    Egg Free
  • Nut Free
    Nut Free
  • Soy Free
    Soy Free
  • Blender
    Blender

TThis smoothie is a fun way to get kids to eat more veggies. Unlike the murky color of some vegetable smoothies, the brown of this smoothie makes it look like a chocolate milkshake, enabling you to hide all manner of nutritious goodies inside. And it’s so delicious and creamy, nobody will know that it contains greens!

Note that the broccoli must be frozen and the cauliflower must be steamed and cooled, not raw. This is quick and easy to make if you have a bit of leftover cauliflower. If you can’t quite get your head around blending wet florets, you can always add an extra banana and reduce the sweetener.

This recipe, and other delicious smoothies can be found in The Blender Girl Smoothies app.

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Chock-Full Chocolate Surprise Smoothie

Chock-Full Chocolate Surprise Smoothie

from The Blender Girl Smoothies app

Makes two 16-ounce glasses10 MINS
  • 1 cup (240ml) unsweetened hemp, almond, or rice milk (strained if homemade) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional, see post)
  • 1/2 cup (22g) firmly packed baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup (25g) frozen broccoli (about 2 florets)
  • 1 medium-sized banana, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 ripe pear, cored, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup (120g) steamed cauliflower florets (cooled completely)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder, plus more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more to taste
  • 1 cup (125g) ice cubes

Optional Boosters

  • 1 tablespoon shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon acai powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Throw everything into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. Tweak the banana, pear, cacao, vanilla, and maple syrup.
*This smoothie is best consumed immediately before the vegetables get assertive.

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