Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chocolate Banana PB {Green} Smoothie

For all of you chocolate lovers out there, this is your day! This smoothie was like a dessert!

{Photo op in front of my chocolate mint plant}

The ingredients: 

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 frozen banana
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup almond milk
1-2 T cocoa powder
1-2 teaspoons cacao nibs (this gives it a bit of crunch)
1 teaspoon PB, optional
goji berries and agave for sweetener 

(I know I promised for a chocolate raspberry recipe, but I ran out of raspberries so I had to improvise.)

{I just love this pretty little pottery pitcher. It's from a trip our family took to Montana several years back. Definitely, one of my favorites states!}

Place all ingredients in blender or food processor, starting with the milk. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add ice if you want to thicken it up a bit or a squeeze of honey or agave if you want it more sweet, both which I did. 

Thanks to Embrace True Health for the recipe inspiration! Ooh, and I ran across this really neat smoothie website ( with lots of helpful information on green smoothies that I thought was interesting as well as this link from

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Workout update:

I went for a short run this morning and then got in a good stretching session. After going for a run there is nothing I love better than a cool glass of water to hydrate my cells and a nice long stretch to release tension. It's amazing how just spending as little as 20 min to an hour a day can positively influence the rest of it so greatly. :)) 

How about your workout, anything you'd like to share? 

Are you going for the green nutrition today?

 If so, I'd love to hear about it! 

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Cary K. said...

Hi Katherine, I really like your blog. Thanks for creating the FB page too! I'm going to "like".

Kristen Allen said...

Looks great, Katherine! I am really enjoying all of your green smoothie posts!

Katherine said...

Thanks, Kristen! Love your smoothie posts too :)

Nelson said...

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Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

I'd be all about some chocolate. Maybe a light dinner - then run and treat yourself? Sounds like a plan to me! Thanks for the links!

Unknown said...

I'm so excited you posted this recipe. I was wondering how flavors like chocolate and coffee. You gave me the courage to try something new in the morning! Vanilla Coffee Peanut Butter Delight! I'll let you know how it goes! :)