Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min
From Dr. Fuhrman's new book, Eat for Health. This is a delicious and very healthy breakfast or lunch (or snack or whatever). You can't taste the spinach at all.
- 5 ounces organic Baby Spinach
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1⁄2 cup soymilk (or other non-dairy milk, I like almond)
- 1 medium banana
- 2 medjool dates
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- Blend all ingredients together in a high powered blender until smooth.
Yummy! Sweet and chocolaty. I only made one serving and used half the spinach, twice the banana, and twice the soymilk (otherwise it wouldn't blend). Also, I didn't have any dates so I used a dried fig. Definitely a winner.
This was mega-high on the carbohydrate scale (like 70% of the recommended daily intake!), so I halved the banana and skipped the dates, but upped the soymilk to make it more drinkable. I also added 1 Tbsp. of protein powder. In any case, this was good for a breakfast shake, but I had to make a lot of changes to make this legitimately healthy, so I'm only giving a 3.
I added an extra banana. I think if I were to make this again, I would add some more dates, too. But I also wonder if maybe my blueberries were on the tart side. Blueberries were on mega-sale, so I bought a bunch and froze them myself. I skipped the flax seed. I might try this again with regular store-bought-frozen berries. Reviewed for the Veg*n Recipe Swap.