Okay, okay, okay…. So I know I first declared this our favourite green smoothie. Then I declared this lime version our new favourite. And not long after that, I declared this one a spin-off on our all-time favourite. Buuuuuuut, after reading the lovely Erin At Large‘s post about her properly yummy chocolate green smoothie, I decided it was time we tried a chocolate version of our own. And oh my goodness… Am I ever glad we did. We’ve now made this smoothie every morning for the last 4 days, and I just can’t get enough. It’s like frosty chocolate pudding in a cup. Yum.
Erin hit the nail on the head when she explained that adding blueberries into the mix to prevents the green veggies from mixing with the brown cocoa and turning into a grey sludge. Brilliant, really.
We haven’t tried Erin’s exact version yet (must do that soon) but here’s how we make our spin-off… Bananas (we prefer frozen), blueberries, kale, coconut or almond milk, cocoa, and pure maple syrup. Plus toppings that aren’t pictured here… we normally do hemp hearts, chia seeds, ground flax, or a combination of the three.
Each morning I give this to Grae she has the exact same response. “It’s a CHOCOLATEY smoozie!! But not yucky sugary chocolate, right Mama? Just Gracen chocolate.” As soon as I give her the confirmation that it’s chocolately because we’ve added cocoa to it, but it’s still filled with all kinds of healthy ingredients, she chugs it back. Silly little munchkin.
Chocolate Pudding Green Smoothie
- 2 ripe bananas, preferably frozen
- 3 big stalks of kale, stems removed
- 1/3 cup of frozen no-sugar-added blueberries
- 2 cups of your choice of milk (we do unsweetened coconut or almond)
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- hemp hearts, chia seeds, or ground flax, if desired
Blend on low until everything is combined, then blend on high for an additional 45 seconds. Top with hemp hearts, chia seeds, ground flax, or a combination of the three.
Serves 2 adults and a little one.