Chocolate Cherry Kale Smoothie

This smoothie is the perfect combination of sweet and healthy
Chocolate Smoothie

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If you're thinking that chocolate and kale won’t taste well together, think again. This chocolate, cherry, and kale smoothie is sweet and healthy.

This recipe is courtesy of Cynthia Sass.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 Cup frozen kale
  • 1 Cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop unsweetened pea protein powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds

Directions

Add ingredients into a blender and blend until it reaches desired texture.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.