Candy Bar Smoothie? Well, that's what I called it and my kids ate it. They even knew what was in it, so it wasn't like I was trying to hide things from them. But if you don't want to tell your kids what's in it, no problem. Maybe they'll think it's actually ground up candy bars! Cause it kinda tastes like it :) Mmmmm!
I've been eating the Trim Healthy Mama way for almost 6 weeks now. In that time I've treated myself to a lot of delicious smoothies. As you can well imagine, my kids always want my smoothies. It's been fun tweaking recipes so that they can share a frozen treat with me! Today was our warmest day yet this spring, so we sipped "Candy Bar" Smoothies with our lunches this afternoon.
I adapted this recipe for my kiddos from this recipe here.
1 1/2 c. loosely packed fresh baby spinach (you really can't taste it... but it can contribute to a somewhat strange color ;) )
1 c. unsweetened coconut milk (could substitute unsweetened almond milk for a slightly lower fat option)
2 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. pure peppermint extract
dash of sea salt
sweetener to taste (I used 1 1/2 of the Trim Healthy Mama Sweet Blend) You could also use sugar (start with between 1/4 c. and 1/2 c., adjust to taste. You could also use honey or any other preferred sweetener.)
1/4 c. old fashioned oats to help thicken it (optional. I left it out.)
Blend all ingredients except for ice in a blender. Add ice (about 12 cubes?) and blend until smooth. Sample and adjust to taste, adding more cocoa, peppermint, sweetener, or ice as needed.
Enjoy! I know we all did! It was almost like a York Peppermint Patty in a cup. So... there's that! And spinach. Tasty and healthy. Yay!