Raw Recipes

Chocolate Green Smoothie

Posted on June 07 2012 | (16) Comments
Category: Green Smoothie Recipes

Chocolate Green Smoothie

Spinach + chocolate = healthy yum!!  In this kid-friendly (and kid-at-heart-friendly) smoothie, chocolate conceals the color and taste of spinach.  And if you love this recipe I've linked to a few more below.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 bananas
  • 4 pitted medjool dates, soaked in water for 10 minutes and drained
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups chopped spinach or Swiss chard, packed

Equipment

  • measuring cups
  • small bowl
  • small colander or fine-mesh strainer
  • measuring spoons
  • cutting board
  • chef’s knife, 8-inch
  • blender
  • rubber spatula

Put all the ingredients in a blender and process on high speed until smooth. Serve immediately.

Per serving: calories: 188, protein: 6 g, fat: 2 g, carbohydrate: 37 g, fiber: 9 g, sodium: 70 mg. Yield: 3 cups, 2 servings
 

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Previous Comments

On June 11, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Could you use the date soak water as part of the 1 1/4 cups?  I always feel like I’m pouring nutrients down the drain when I don’t use soak water.

On July 30, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Jenny!!! Your new book looks absolutely AMAZING. It is so great to see you thriving!!!! You look beautiful. Let’s get together soon…

P.S. I always drink the date soak water. It’s so yummy!!!!

On July 30, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

How much sugar is in the smoothie? I am a diabetic and can’t have alot of sugar. Do you have to worry about sugar in fruit when you eat a raw plant food diet?

On July 30, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Denise,

I’m not a health practioner, so I can’t tell you the best thing to do for diabetics. But dates do have a lot of natural sugar, so you might want to check with your health practitioner first. Bananas are also pretty sweet, though not as much as dates.

Jenny

On August 01, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Great recipe Jenny! I totally like it, I try also to mix carob with cocoa powder, it is also delicious. By the way, can’t wait to get your new book, you are one of rare rawfood chefs that make such a great but still simple,  easy to make dishes which is exactely what I need in my life. Thank you for being so inspirational.

On August 05, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

It is good to hear from you,you are such an inspiratiopn for us who struggle to find someone to have a good conversation about our knowledge in Raw Food.  Keep up the good work that you doing in the Raw Food community, and me too I can’t wait to hear from your new book,for I already have your 2 previous books that I enjoy.  Sincerely.  MaLuisa Chavez.

On January 09, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Jenny!
Can I use boiling water instead, so that it’ll be more like hot chocolate… or does that makes it much less nutritious?
Thank you!

On January 09, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Noga,

I’d worry that the hot water wouldn’t work well with the bananas and spinach—might change the texture. But it’s REALLY yummy at room temp.

Jenny

On January 10, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Jenny,

I don’t like bananas..is there any other fruit I can use instead of banana or can I just leave it out?

Minu

On January 10, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Minu,

You could replace the banana with 1 cup of berries, chopped apple, or pear.

Jenny

On January 28, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

What do you think about substituting kale for the spinach? I’m all out of spinach but have lots of kale in the fridge.

On January 29, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Robin,

You can totally use kale! I do that all the time in this smoothie.

Jenny

On March 11, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Just turned 73 and have been total vegan for over a year now.  Feeling much better and am looking into eating raw. Thank you for being there for knowledge and support

On March 11, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Oh! Bang-Shang-A-Lang that was good . . . and all the food left in the fridge ‘til April.  This is where “Old Lady in the Shoe” pantry items come in handy and raw food life fails all I grew up to know. She, like me, knew not what to do. Clearly time to learn a better way. Will do when next $$$ comes to visit. Adore your 4-2 book (white cover) and videos. Prosît!!!

On March 11, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Heck if Rosalie Kastelic can make the change 72 to 73, I ought to be able to join in at 57. Go Rosalie, GLOW!!!

On March 12, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Me and my mom decided to try vegan for 6 months and found you, your recipes were so easy and delicious!! I ordered your DVD, my mom lost 40 pounds in 6 months. Now we are back on vegan again. Thank you for all that you do.


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