Dessert and Smoothie Recipes

Green Peanut Butter Milkshake
I know this sounds bizarre, but it’s a scrumptious concoction that I created to satisfy the sweet tooth and get some extra greens in on those days when I might not have done as much as I would have liked!

In a high speed blender:
generous handful of spinach
1 banana
1 cup soy milk (any plant milk will do)
2 Tbsp peanut butter
4-6 walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
flax seed, hemp seed, chia seed will pack a superfood punch
Optional – 2 Tbsp hemp protein powder

Fruity  Fresh Ice Cream
Blend everything to a smooth liquid, then add 1 1/2 – 2 cups ice and blend again.  Add more ice to make it thicker like soft-serve, less to make it like a milkshake.  If you go too far one way or the other, just add more ice or milk to adjust.

This one defies all the odds.   Don’t get me wrong – I love eating veggies and I consider them delicious.  But it’s a stretch to consider them desert, isn’t it?  Not anymore!

1 cup spinach

1/2 orange
1 1/2 bananas (frozen)
1/2 avocado
chopped walnuts

In a high speed blender, combine spinach and orange.  Blend to pulverize the spinach to a smooth consistency.  Add the bananas and avocado.  Blend on high for 20-30 seconds, using tamper to press ingredients into blade.  Contents should be about the consistency of soft serve ice cream.  Spoon into a bowl, top with chopped walnuts to get some good omega-3’s in your desert.  Enjoy!

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