Food Storage Smoothie
I know, I know. The name just sounds BAD. I’ve thought about calling it
The Shrek, or maybe…
Veggie Vodka would be better. I go back and forth.
4 oz. spinach leaves (or 3 cups firmly packed)
2 dates, pitted of course
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 cup water
2 cups ice
If using a standard blender, begin by first chopping the dates into small pieces. (Blendtec=Love) Then add to blender the water, almond milk, dates, garbanzo beans, banana, ground flax seed, cocoa, and spinach. Blend on high for one complete “whole juice ” cycle. That’s 50 seconds in a Blendtec or a little longer in a regular blender. Add ice and blend for another 30 seconds.
Sounds gross but I promise it tastes GOOD! It’s the perfect lunch-on-the-run and keeps me feeling full and focused until dinner time.
Remember to chop those little powerhouse dates if your blender isn’t super strong. (No shame!)
Drain and rinse the canned garbanzo beans, and then measure out 1/2 cup.
Starting with the liquid, everything goes into the blender and then just let ‘er rip! Now I’m warning you, at this stage it’s going to look freaky but go ahead and add the ice and let the blender do its thing one more time.
What you’ll end up with is a velvety smooth, chocolate…slide…of refreshing goodness and fabulous nutrition!
Don’t let the two glasses fool ya. It’s really only one serving and I always pound every last drop. Ahhh!
Oh, and Happy 24th of July!!! Obviously, I’m a pioneer. Well, sort of:)