Here is a great QUICK snack that I love to make for my family when I don't have a lot of time. It supplies my children with their needed EFA's (Essential Fatty Acids) and their needed GREENS.
And most importantly- it tastes SO GOOD! They think it is a treat...you can't go wrong with that!
Chocolate Almond GREEN Smoothie
1 banana (I prefer frozen)
2 dates (Optional- depends on how sweet you want it)
2 cups cold water (or 1 1/2 cups water plus 1 cup ice)
1/4 cup raw almonds
1 TBS ground flaxseed (I usually let my Blendtec blender grind it for me)
1 TBS Cocoa powder (Carob powder works as well)
SPINACH- as much or as little as you want
*Helpful hint: I like to buy my spinach in large quantities and I place it directly in my freezer. This way it lasts longer and works GREAT for cold smoothies.
Simply blend all the ingredients together in a blender AND ENJOY!
This makes about 3 1/2 cups...about 2 adult servings