Black Forest Super Smoothie

Black Forest SmoothieImage via Ffffound |

 

Confession time: this is a green smoothie. If you’ve never experienced the magic, you’ll probably be raising an eyebrow right now. Fair enough. I had never put green leaves in a smoothie before this and to be honest I was skeptical as hell. This is a green smoothie for green smoothie deniers! You really can’t taste the spinach. It’s a thick, chocolately smoothie with a big raspberry kick that just happens to be packed full of greens.

This smoothie was inspired by the Chocolate Covered Blues Smoothie from Somer at Vedged Out. It is an awesome example of how easy it is to get the nutrients you need* on a wholefoods based vegan diet. Check it out:

Protein
What I need every day: 46g
Percentage of RDI in the smoothie: 40%
Where from? Soy milk, LSA, spinach, cocoa

Calcium
What I need every day: 1000mg
Percentage of RDI in the smoothie: 59%
Where from? Calcium fortified soy milk, spinach

Iron
What I need every day: 18mg
Percentage of RDI in the smoothie: 28%
Where from? Spinach, raspberries, cocoa

Fibre
What I need every day: 25g
Percentage of RDI in the smoothie: 59%
Where from? Raspberries, cocoa, LSA

Over 40% of my protein RDI, well over 50% of the calcium and fibre, and more than one quarter of the iron I need. Not to mention omegas 3, 6 and 9 from the LSA, potassium and magnesium from the pure maple syrup.

All that in a liquid breakfast. BOOM. Easy.

 

Black Forest Super Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

1 packed cup baby spinach
1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
1 1/2 cups soy milk
1-2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp LSA (or ground flaxseed)
1 tbsp pure maple syrup

 

What to do:

Add ingredients to blender in the order listed. Blend until very well combined.

Makes one big-ass serving, or a tall glass for two.

 

Black Forest Smoothie Black Forest Super Smoothie, complete with stealth spinach β™₯

* Do you know how much you need of this and that? Consumer NZ have an online RDI calculator that will let you know in the blink of an eye.

 

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2 thoughts on “Black Forest Super Smoothie

    • Thank you!

      Your smoothie challenge has helped me inject a lot more green goodness into my life, Somer πŸ˜€ Vedged Out is super inspiring, food wise and writing wise too.

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