This smoothie of the week recipe was provided by The Urban Juicer, the hip new juice and smoothie joint off 8th Ave in Nashville. It proves how easy and yummy it is to get your greens in a smoothie. You don’t even have to know they’re there if you don’t want to. That’s why we call it the secret spinach! Here ya go:
Chocolate Raspberry (with Secret Spinach)
1 heaping Tablespoon of raw cacao powder
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 a frozen banana
A big handful of spinach
1 1/2 Tablespoon agave nectar*
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. It should yield about 16 ounces.
*You can substitute the agave with raw honey, maple syrup, or coconut nectar/sugar. As you might know here at LFA we are careful with the type of agave nectar and it should only be prepared in the traditional way as miel de agave (reduced juice/sap of the plant) and not overly refined.
Stay tuned as each Friday we will be posting a new smoothie of the week recipe!