Strawberry Chocolate (healthy!) Soft Serve Smoothie

Anyone who says strawberries and chocolate aren’t amazing is crazy.  Anyone who says strawberries and chocolate in the form of ice cream isn’t delicious, satisfying, dreamy creamy, and can just leave now.

I am the first to say that everyone is entitled to their opinions and preferences, so at okay if maybe this isn’t your jam. I just am also the first to say that chocolate has been the love of my life (sorry boys, the bar is set pretty high because of it…) and that chocolate ice milkshakes is the reason I denied my body’s negative response to dairy for over a year.  And this smoothie is the reason I can live without the dairy…

This is smooth and thick and sweet and decadent and sexy (okay maybe Ithats taking it too far…) and fit for literally any meal of the day.  The first time I made this recipe, I made it twice in a day because that is literally all I wanted to eat.  So if smoothies are your thing, definitely try this one out.

This is hearsay recipe that is going to fill you up with sustained energy throughout the day!! It is cold, thick, chocolates, sweet…all the things you’d look for in soft serve.


STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE SOFT SERVE SMOOTHIE 
serves 1 bowl or 2 cups 

Ingredients:
1/2 cup almond milk (no more!!)
3 Tbs chia seeds
1 large handful spring mix
1 Tbsp cacao
1-2 Tbsp almond butter
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup ice

Method
Toss all ingredients in a high speed blender. Use a tamper to get all ingredients blended! If no tamper SAFELY use a wooden spoon, making sure to keep it out of the range of the blades. Top with any favorite toppings (shredded coconut, bee pollen, nut butter, cacao, berries, etc.) Serve immediately and spoon with a smile :)

PB&J Smoothie 

I love peanut butter. And peanut butter and jelly sandwiches–man what a comfort food. So combining this with the ultra-calm vibe of a smoothie takes this comfort food to a whole new level of crazy healthy deliciousness. It is packed with antioxidants, energizing carbs, and filling fats to power you to lunch. I highly recommend it as a great start to any day!


PB&J Smoothie
(Gf, Df, V)

Ingredients
1/2 cup frozen Apple
1/2-1 cup frozen blueberries
2 cups mild leafy green (spinach, Swiss chard, for example)
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1/4-3/4 cup unsweetened milk of choice (I used hemp!)
1/2 scoop protein protein powder
2 Tbsp peanut butter

Optional: sprinkle of spirulina or turmeric for the mix and/or granola to top, if that’s your jam (Pun not intended!)

Method

  1. Blend all until smooth!
  2. All of the ingredients should be added to your taste and texture preferences. For example, add less milk of you like it thicker or  more/less fruit depending on your sweet tooth.
  3. Sit down, sip, chew, and enjoy!

Try it out! If you do, post a picture, and tag me in it–I love seeing what you come up with!

Lots of love,
Lucy