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Chocolate Cherry Bomb Smoothie

Chocolate cherry bomb smoothie

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
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
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Serves: 2
 
This smoothie uses homemade walnut milk and even adds two cups of frozen broccoli whose flavor or color cannot be detected at all.
Ingredients
  • ¼ 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)
Instructions
  1. Make homemade walnut milk by blending the walnuts and the water in a high-speed blender for one minute.
  2. Next, add frozen fruit and remaining ingredients and blend on high until smooth.
  3. Serve cold with cacao nibs sprinkled on top.

 

Chocolate cherry bomb smoothie recipe

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6 Comments

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    marilyn phillips
    February 3, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    print option??

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      Nava
      February 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Marilyn, we are working on getting our print option restored.

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    Patty
    February 4, 2014 at 10:09 am

    It would be so helpful if you could list the calories and nutritional information with these recipies. Being diabetic this info is helpful. Thank you

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      Nava
      February 4, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Hi Patty, so many readers have asked for this feature and in the best case scenario I’d love to feature the nutritional data. But with thousands of recipes on the site, this would be prohibitively expensive. However, I am hoping to find a widget to install in which readers can input the ingredients and based on the number of servings, come up with the stats. In the meantime, I know there are sites out there where you can do this. It’s not perfect, but should serve the purpose in the interim. Stay tuned!

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    lori
    February 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I’m allergic to bananas and flax –

    Could I just substitute chia for the flax?

    What could I use as a substitute for bananas??

    Do you taste the brocolli?? Thanks so much 🙂

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      Nava
      February 4, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Lori, I’m sure that chia is a good sub for the flax; as you know you’ll have to drink up quick, so it doesn’t gel. If the broccoli is lightly steamed (or if using frozen as recommended in the recipe), its flavor doesn’t stand out. As for a substitute for banana, I’d say a ripe pear might work well. I hope it works out well with these tweaks; let us know, if you’d like!

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