5-Ingredient Chocolate Smoothie Recipe From Joy Bauer

Written by Joy Bauer
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Joy Bauer is the nutritionist to the New York City Ballet as well as several celebrities and athletes. She's the author of a new cookbook and can be seen sharing healthy eating advice on NBC's Today show. Check out her simple and delicious chocolate smoothie recipe below.

Looking to add a hit of nutrition to your chocolate shake? Try a couple of handfuls of baby spinach. I'm serious! You'll still taste only chocolaty goodness, but you'll get a dose of greens as well.

See ... it IS easy being green.

Chocolate Smoothie Surprise

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or skim milk, soy milk, or coconut milk)
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced (preferably frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves
  • 3 to 5 ice cubes (optional)

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a blender until creamy and smooth. For an icier consistency, add a few cubes.

For more healthy recipes, check out my new book, From Junk Food to Joy Food

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