Hidden Veggie Chocolate Coffee Shake, because mama needs her veggies and a caffeine kick too.
I’ll often do this smoothie in the afternoon for a little pick me up or in the morning when I don’t have time for coffee. Who am I kidding? The hot coffee struggle is real so hidden veggie chocolate coffee shake has been winning my morning lately.
This smoothie is packed with a full cup of veggies (spinach and cauliflower), healthy fats from walnuts, and sweetened only with dates… no added sugar here.
The boys are really starting to interact and “play” together. While Brooks isn’t 4 months yet, he is giggling and interacting with is big brother and it’s so neat to watch. I can tell it’s going to be fun watching these our two boys grow up together.
Right now, I’m typing from the bathroom. The two boys are in the tub and it gives this mama a little “break”. True life, bath time often gets moved to early afternoon because it’s one tried and true method to help our toddler shift gears when he’s in an epic meltdown.
Gah– toddler life.
I know this is a coffee recipe but what I’ll do sometimes is make a “kid friendly” version by just using 100% almond milk instead of 1/2 almond milk 1/2 coffee. So if you’re not a coffee drinker but still love chocolate and want some hidden veggies, give this recipe a try!
Promise, you cannot taste the cauliflower in this recipe.
I always opt for frozen (unsalted) cauliflower rice for smoothie making to up the veg factor. Frozen “riced” veggies are life changing for smoothies making and great way to sneak in more veggies…
because if you’re anything like me you can probably stand to get a few more vegetables especially at breakfast time.
- ⅓ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ⅔ cup iced coffee
- ¼ cup walnuts
- 2-3 pitted medjool dates (or 1 banana)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (or 1 scoop chocolate protein powder)
- ½ cup spinach
- ½ cup frozen cauliflower rice
- 1½-2 cups ice
- In a blender, add almond milk, coffee, walnuts, dates, cocoa powder, spinach, and cauliflower rice; blend until smooth.
- Add ice, in ½ cup increments and blend until ice is crushed and creamy in consistency.
Serving size:1 Calories: 366 Fat: 12g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 39g Sugar: 19g Sodium: 308mg Fiber: 8g Protein: 30g Cholesterol: 0mg
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