Dillan DiGiovanni

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

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You saw the picture. You saw the word green in the title and you were like, "Dillan?"

Yep.

There's greens in here. Spinach, actually. Can't see it? Cool! Maybe, if you're afraid of greens, it will make you want to drink it. Or it will make your kids want to drink it.

I'm not usually all about "hiding" healthy food within food but if ya gotta, ya gotta.

I do this demo for college audiences and they totally love it. I use it to show them how you can add greens to pretty much anything and completely take it from a guilty pleasure to a healthy nutritional snack.

Here you go!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

Ingredients

2 Tbs. raw cacao powder 1 banana broken into chunks and frozen 1 tsp freshly ground peanut butter 2 big handfuls of raw baby spinach 1 cup almond milk 1/2 cup ice

*you can also add a protein powder of your choice: hemp, whey, pea, etc. I don't recommend soy.

Instructions

1) Combine ingredients and blend.

2) Serve in a tall glass with a straw!

You will need a high-powered blender to get this blended together. I use a Vitamix. We saved a little and bought a refurbished one for about $379. It's one of the best investments I've made. We use it almost every day and you can even use it for soups and stews--not just cold drinks.