Sunday, March 25, 2012

Serious Chocolate Nutrition

I dedicate this recipe to Heidi and Mom who were there in the kitchen while I was needing some "serious chocolate nutrition" and fast. It turned out to be a hit!
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. )
"Child Tested, Mother Approved"


  1. That smoothie must be good - look at the smile on his face!

  2. It tasted so good when you made it, my taste buds remembered berries in it! Maybe it was just that it was berry, berry good!

  3. Serious Chocolate Nutrition....Seriously awesome flavor!!! That was sooooooooooooooooo good Kelly!