Best Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry (Green Smoothie for One)

Cook’s notes: This is just about perfect — just sweet enough without adding sugar, a great blend of chocolate and peanut butter, baby spinach, and a good balance of fruit. Delicious and filling with protein and carbs in balance. Very satisfying indeed.

Serves one (about 20 oz.)

1/2 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup water
1 Tablespoon organic creamy peanut butter
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon flax seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
45 g baby spinach
6 fresh strawberries with hulls on (about 1 cup)
1 cup frozen blueberries without added sugar

Add all ingredients in the order they are listed (from liquids to soft to hard to ice) to the Vitamix container. Secure the lid.

Turn the machine on to Variable speed 1 and slowly increase to speed 10.

Turn the machine to High.

Use the tamper to push ice into the ingredients as needed.

Blend for about 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.

NOTE: This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different machine, you may need to make adjustments to the speed or processing time. Know your blender and don’t overload the machine.

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