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Chocolate Berry Lollipop Smoothie

I like to create my own recipes using whatever I happen to have around the house. This is one of my successes.

This smoothie was not only delicious, but beautiful, too!

This smoothie was not only delicious, but beautiful, too!

The Creation of this Masterpiece

I created this recipe on a "weight day." That's the day I follow up my morning yoga practice with by some exercises using weights, kicks, medicine ball, and jump rope. I love weight days, almost as much as I love my hula-hoop and belly dance days. When I'm done with the work out, I feel like I've done something!

Of course, afterward, I can feel a bit peckish, but don't really want a heavy meal. I find that a healthy post-workout snack helps me stay on track for the day. Smoothies are a great way to meet that need. I like to create my own. Sometimes, they are good; sometimes they're not so good. Luckily, this one is particularly delicious. It has a flavor that reminds me of a certain lollipop that I loved when I was growing up.

The Skinny on This Smoothie

This recipe makes two servings, but it really depends on how much you want to drink. I tend to drink 1/2 for breakfast and the other 1/2 for a mid-afternoon snack. I have not figured out the nutritional breakdown, but for the most part all the ingredients are healthy. I like monkfruit as a sugar alternative, but of course any sweetener will work. I hope you like it!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 large leaves kale, chopped
  • 1/2 cup lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 block firm tofu, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon monkfruit (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

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