The ninja and I attempted The Clean Program a couple of months ago. While we didn’t last very long on the cleanse, the one thing we took away was the morning smoothies. I love them. I don’t think there is any better way to start the day then with a refreshing and healthy dose of fruit and protein. Recently, a friend introduced me to the spinach and kale smoothie at Whole Foods. I thought it was going to become a staple afternoon refreshment until I saw the price. $8. For a smoothie. “Seriously?” I thought, “I bet I can make that at home.” Here’s what is delicious:
Ingredients (all to taste):
- Almond butter
- Cocoa powder
- Milk – I usually use almond or coconut. Dark chocolate almond is especially decadent.
- Frozen Fruit – Raspberries are my favorite because they add a tartness but I also use blueberries, blackberries, or mango. I always use frozen fruit because I like my smoothies to be very cold but don’t like using ice in the food processor.
Throw that all in a food processor and pulse a couple of times before blending until smooth. Dump that delicious smoothie in a pint glass and enjoy!