I know what you're thinking....
Spinach in a smoothie? Hear me out! Spinach is perfect in a smoothie because you don't taste it. Seriously.
You get all the benefits of spinach in this smoothie but also enjoy the sweetness of the dates, banana, and cocoa powder.
All three of my boys love this recipe and request it often. If you've never had greens in your smoothie, you may want to start with half of the measurement in the recipe (listed at the end of this post) and gradually move up to more greens. Swiss chard is another leafy green that isn't as hard to detect in a smoothie.
If you try this recipe, please update me. :-)
Prep Time: 30
Ingredients (makes about 40 oz)
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted & soaked for 30 mins
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk
- Up to 1 cup of spinach-use 1/2 cup (or less) if your kids aren't used to greens in their smoothies
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 bananas, frozen
- 12 ice cubes (optional)
Blend the spinach and almond milk for about 30 seconds.
Then blend in the cocoa powder and dates.
Finally, blend the bananas and ice cubes.