Last year I saw a few different blogs posting green shakes---all of which were fruit flavored shakes. So I decided to be a little different and make a chocolate flavored one! (The look on hubby's face while I was making this was priceless!) Although everyone said that you wouldn't be able to taste the spinach, I was still a little skeptical, but I tried it, and they were right! No spinach taste!
I love these shakes because it gives you a chance to get more vegetables in to your diet without really doing anything extra special. I must confess, we don't eat nearly enough vegetables at our house, so every little bit helps! I definitely recommend this idea to all the parents of kids who don't want to eat their greens. This is a great way to sneak veggies and some extra milk into their diet while also giving them a treat they'll love!
Giveaway Sneakpeak - Over the weekend we made milkshakes with my new Cuisinart Hand Blender! Come by later this week to win one of your own!
Recipe for Green Chocolate Shake:
2-3 scoops ice cream
8-10 oz. milk
chocolate syrup (I just pour some in.)
spinach leaves (I just threw some in...I'd say 10 leaves)
Directions: Place milk and spinach leaves in blender. Blend well. Add ice cream and blend. Add chocolate syrup, and blend. Makes one shake.
Tips & Suggestions: Add fruit and ice and you've got a tasty smoothie. (I recommend bananas or strawberries!)-Jerri
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Labels: desserts, drinks, Recipe of the Week