There is a National Whipped Cream Day (January 5th), and National Nutella Day (February 6th), a National Catfish Day (June 25th), and even a National Junk Food Day (July 21st)! However, no matter how vast it may appear that holiday list is lacking something major. That something is a “National Green Smoothie Day”. So, without further adieu, I am proclaiming this week Healthy Smoothie Week! I will be featuring new smoothie recipes all week with the exception of Wednesday for WIAW, so be sure to visit back soon:) And what better way to start off with than this decadent yet nutrient packed Chocolate Covered Raspberry Smoothie?
1/2 c. frozen raspberries (try to get these organic if you can)
1/2 frozen banana
2 cups spinach
1.5 cups almond milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (or sub 1 T. cocoa powder)
1 T. flaxseed
Shredded coconut, coconut oil, or coconut butter (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
This smoothie is extra rich topped off with granola, coconut, cashews, or maca powder like I did. Anyway you customize, it’s sure to be a keeper:)
The Stats with cocoa powder-if you use protein powder they will be even better!
Amount Per Serving
|Total Fat||7.4 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.6 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.4 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.4 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||30.1 g|
|Dietary Fiber||11.7 g|
I’m looking forward to writing many more smoothie posts! (And no, not just because you don’t have to write directions 😉 ) Hope you had a fantastic weekend and drop by soon for more smoothie lovin’!