Cherries + Chocolate. It’s like Valentine’s Day in a frosty glass. I know, I know, I just did the smoothie thing two weeks ago but you'll have to humor one more "for the road." I am headed out of town bright and early tomorrow morning on a Las Vegas voyage with NutriMirror and Team4Balance. I am a last-minute gal and, as a result, I’ve been running around all day; completing errands and arranging parent/transportation coverage for Tiny Tart’s schedules. The truth is, whenever I am too busy to cook or eat I tend to throw all kinds of stuff in the blender so that I can drink my nutrition as I run about.
Yes, I am the very same person that’s repeatedly cried out that we should respect our food enough that it is not consumed behind the wheel of the car. While none of us is perfect, I can argue that the nutrition packed into this meal-on-wheels more than makes up for my lack of attention to breaking for lunch!
1 cup frozen, unsweetened cherries
½ cup kefir or unsweetened yogurt
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon coconut sugar or 2 teaspoons raw honey
2 cups baby spinach (you won't taste it, I promise!)
Water, to desired thickness
Combine in all ingredients, except water, in blender. Add water, ¼ cup at a time, blending in between additions; adding just enough water so that desired consistency is reached. Drink right away. Seriously, this is OH. SO. GOOD.
Makes 1, nutrient-packed serving. Per serving: