1 extra large handful of fresh spinach
2 sprigs (about 1/4 c.) parsley
4 dates pitted
1/3 c. cashews (I soak mine for at least an hour)
1 T. almond butter ( you can use peanut butter)
1/4 c. maple syrup/agave- or honey
3 heaping T. cocoa powder
about 2 c. water (play with consistency)
about 2 - 3 c. ice (play with consistency)
Put it all together and blend until smooth. It may take a bit, but, just keep blending!
This recipe may not seem simple, but, when you have all the ingredients most of the time on hand and a bag of cashews already soaked, rinsed and frozen in the freeezer- this recipe flies and you have your chocolate nutrition fix fast!
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Chocolate has been the best relaxant in our family. Mom still keeps a big container of chocolate chips stashed away in her house. (As if it was a staple, wait a minute, it is. And, I think she needs to go shopping for more. Between Heidi and me, I think we cleaned her out. )