Healthy? Chocolate? Yes, please! This smoothie uses homemade walnut milk and even adds two cups of frozen broccoli whose flavor or color cannot be detected at all. This is the perfect smoothie for kids (or significant others) whom you might just not want to tell them that it’s healthy. Recipe and photo contributed by Carrie Forrest, from Carrie on Living.
Chocolate Cherry Bomb Smoothie
- 1/4 cup raw unsalted walnuts (optional extra step: soak in water overnight and rinse them well before using)
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 cup frozen cherries organic, if possible
- 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
- 2 large dates pitted
- Splash of vanilla extract
- Cacao nibs for topping optional
- Make homemade walnut milk by blending the walnuts and the water in a high-speed blender for one minute.
- Next, add frozen fruit and remaining ingredients and blend on high until smooth.
- Serve cold with cacao nibs sprinkled on top.
- Here are more of VegKitchen’s recipes for fruit smoothies.