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Green Smoothie: Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Happy weekend! I have a new smoothie recipe to share this morning that’s packed with healthy ingredients but tastes like dessert – a green smoothie with Chocolate Covered Strawberry flavor.

It’s a dark and stormy morning here in Chicago, with thunder and rain starting before 9am. Thankfully garden greens were picked for this smoothie before the storm and photographed just in time!

Only a handful of ingredients are needed to make this healthy breakfast smoothie: unsweetened cocoa powder {Ghirardelli is my favorite – affiliate link!}, greens, frozen strawberries, bananas, and the milk of your choice. I like to use unsweetened vanilla almond or cashew milk, and add vanilla extract for good measure.

I added kale and collard greens from our garden, but any kind of greens will do. Spinach, kale and collard greens work best for smoothies because they have the mildest flavor. I made the mistake of using ‘spring mix’ salad in a smoothie once and it was poured down the drain. Ha.

It’s nice to start the second half of the weekend with breakfast that tastes like dessert but is secretly healthy! By drinking one smoothie, I added two servings of fruit and at least one veggie into my day.

Green Smoothie: Chocolate Covered Strawberry
Yields: 2 smoothies

Ingredients~
3+ cups greens
2 bananas
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 heaping cups frozen strawberries
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk {or milk of your choice}
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract {optional}

How to~
*Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until combined.

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