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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

healthy chocolate herbal smoothie


Home from playing at the park this afternoon, my son is ready for a snack before I make dinner. Smoothies are a quick and easy snack, and most kids like chocolate milk. But don't buy it. Make it! Healthier, and so very quick and easy.

Healthy Chocolate Herbal Smoothie
  1. 1/2 cup milk of choice -- we used rice, but coconut, cow, etc are all good
  2. 1 1/2 level tsp raw honey OR 1/2 tsp raw honey and 2 pitted dates 
  3. 1 Tb unsweetened cocoa powder OR raw cacao
  4.  optional 1-2 Tbs cream -- cow or coconut -- OR coconut manna 
  5. optional 1/2 tsp elderberry glycerite or elderberry powder, for immune boosting, OR powdered herbs of red raspberry leaf, oatstraw, nettles and alfalfa for herbal vitamins 
  6. optional 2-4 ice cubes or frozen strawberries, or 1/4 frozen banana, for a thicker chilled drink

Pop everything into a blender and whiz smooth. Lovely!

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