Chocolate Orange Green Smoothie

Total Time
5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A delicious chocolate-orange delight with over five servings of fruits and vegetables! You won't even realize it has spinach in it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 banana
  • 1 ounce dates
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 -4 cups spinach
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (I prefer Dutch-processed)
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder (optional, I prefer hemp protein) (optional)

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients well. If you have a very powerful blender, such as the Vitamix, you can simply blend for one minute. If you have a standard blender, blend for one minute, stop, push any stray spinach down into the smoothie mixture, then blend for another 2 minutes, or until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Most Helpful

This tastes awesome!

ajdugan2 March 15, 2010

Good, healthy way to start the day. Like another reviewer, my blender didn't do a great job with the dates. Cocoa has so many health advantages, and this was an interesting spin on my morning smoothie. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama December 28, 2009

Better than I expected...I was worried that it would taste "too healthy" but it was pretty good. I used a frozen banana, 2 medjool dates, 1 big handful of fresh spinach leaves, and used soy protein. It wasn't quite chocolatey enough for me and the color was an off putting green, so I added an additional tablespoon of cocoa powder. It made enough for 2 servings so next time I will cut the recipe in half. Even though I used a frozen banana, I still added ice to make it frostier. I will make again.

swissms April 21, 2009