Thursday, May 7, 2015

Healthy "Candy Bar" Smoothie

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!  


  1. Love to know more about your THM journey. Are you feeling good? Noticing any differences?

    1. Hmm... this will take more than a brief comment to answer. I've been tossing around the idea of a blog post, so maybe I'm headed in that direction! Without going into all of it here... Yes, I feel good. I like the plan a lot. It's "do-able" even in the midst of busy family life. I thought I'd lose weight a little quicker, but I have no real complaints. I've lost about 6 - 8 pounds in these six weeks. Even though that's not a ton, there have been a lot of changes in my body and I'm able to wear clothes that I haven't fit into for over three years! One thing that I thought would be different but isn't, is that I was hoping to have more energy. Even though I'm exercising more and eating this way, I still feel tired by mid afternoon. I guess that's just a mom's lot ;) I'd be happy to answer any specific questions you have, and will think about a post on THM soon :)

  2. Must hear more about THM! I just put peppermint extract on my grocery list. Looks delish!! I made the kids chocolate banana smoothies today instead. Definitely helped give a 11 am re-boot to the day ;)


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