CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY SMOOTHIE
This is one of those smoothies that is extra delicious. Cacao powder not only provides amazing chocolate flavor, it also adds antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Cherries are one of our favorite ingredients, especially when they are in season. During the rest of the year, we love blending up frozen cherries. Bonus points for this green smoothie tasting like a milkshake in disguise!
2 cups spinach, fresh 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened 2 cups cherries, pitted 2 bananas 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoons cacao powder
Blend spinach and almond milk until smooth. Add the remaining fruits, and blend again. Reprinted with permission from Simple Green Smoothies, by Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner. Copyright 2015, published by Rodale Inc. Photographs copyright 2015 by Lindsey Johnson.