Chocolate Milkshake with a Secret

I made a chocolate milkshake!

Kind of.

Guess what’s lurking in there? Hint: it’s healthy.

Did you guess?

Did you guess…spinach?

Yes. Spinach. For real. And it’s really good.

Really. It tastes like chocolate-y, banana-y, strawberry goodness.

With a side of invisible spinach.

Here’s what goes in:

  • 1 cup vanilla soymilk
  • 2 teaspoons sweetened cocoa powder
  • 5-7 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup spinach + a little more

And here’s what goes on:

Blend all the ingredients together. In a blender. Or in a cup, using your hand blender.

We can all handle that, I think.

Now, I garnished my smoothie/milkshake/midday dessert with chocolate chips, but I don’t actually recommend this because the frozen strawberries make this very cold and the chips turn into rock hard little chunks of chocolate. Not my favorite. I don’t like chocolate chips or chunks in my ice cream either, for the same reason. If you’re mad about chocolate and aren’t afraid of busting a tooth, have at it with the chips. You could also top this with toasted coconut, sprinkles, granola, whatever sounds good. You could just drink it with a straw.

It’s slightly chocolate-y, but the flavors that really shine through are the strawberries and banana.

Not the spinach. You can’t even taste it.

Sneaky spinach.


4 thoughts on “Chocolate Milkshake with a Secret

  1. I make myself spinach smoothies every morning with banana, strawberries, almond milk, and the spinach… you can sneak up to 4 or 5 (yes five) cups of spinach and STILL not taste it, while getting an amazing amount of greens. I just blend the spinach and almond milk first, get it liquid-y, then add the fruit. And a little peanut butter 🙂 Glad to see someone else isn’t freaked out by spinach in their smoothie!

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