Dr Fuhrman Chocolate Green Smoothie

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DR FUHRMAN’S CHOCOLATE GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE
Dr. Furhman makes a seriously yummy green smoothie – there are few forces of nature that can compete with chocolate and this smoothie doubles to fulfill the craving. What better way than with the wonderful Dr. Furhman‘s chocolate green smoothie! Chocolate smoothie recipes are a great way to mix fruit and chocolate into a swirling combination of chocolatey-goodness. Make sure to use raw cocoa, not the processed/sweetened stuff.  Dr Fuhrman adds spinach to assure that you get a bigger powerhouse of nutrients, but any greens will work. We like to grind our flaxseeds fresh in small batches, but you can buy them ground as well. Make sure to join our community for more healthy and delicious celebrity recipes! :)
4.8 from 4 reviews
Dr. Fuhrman's Chocolate Green Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: Green Smoothie
Serves: 32 oz/4 cups
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup your favorite milk substitute
  • 1/2 cup acai or pomegranate juice (or more milk)
  • 5 ounces baby spinach, organic (about 4 cups packed)
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder, raw
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • 2 cups blueberries, frozen
  • Ice (if using all fresh fruit)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. For Blendtec: Press the SMOOTHIE button.
  3. For Vitamix: Start on VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE, speed #10, then to HIGH. Blend for 1 minute, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
Notes
Nutrition analysis is based on using almond milk and acai juice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 16 oz/2 cups Calories: 235.6 Fat: 2.8g Saturated fat: 1.3g Unsaturated fat: .7g Carbohydrates: 50.7g Sugar: 31.7g Sodium: 73mg Fiber: 8.6g Protein: 5g

HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS
Dark Chocolate
increases blood flow to the brain as well as to the heart, so it can help improve cognitive function. It also helps reduce risk of stroke. Dark chocolate contains several chemical compounds that have a positive effect on your mood and cognitive health. One is phenylethylamine (PEA), the same chemical your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. PEA encourages your brain to release endorphins, so eating dark chocolate will make you feel happier.

Spinach is a powerhouse of nutrition rich in many vitamins and nutrients.  Experts have identified at least thirteen different compounds in spinach that provide antioxidant and/or anti-cancer benefits.  Spinach rich in calcium and magnesium, helps prevent osteoporosis.  It is also an excellent source of iron, which is critical for women in menopause and for people who have anemia or chronic fatigue syndrome.  Spinach contains vitamin E, which helps slow mental decline and memory loss.

Dr. Fuhrman

 

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  1. caly says

    i’m absolutely addicted to this smoothie and while this recipe is perfect as is, 1/2 cup acai juice makes a really yummy substitution for the pomegranate :)

  2. Morgan p says

    Loved it! Going to make again this afternoon and see what I did wrong….but it was a nice change

  3. Lacey Rogers says

    I really liked this smoothie because it has the chocolate flavor but its not overwhelming. You definitely still have a berry smoothie. We used a coffee grinder to blend up cacao nibs :)

  4. Amanda says

    Did mine with all soy milk (no juice) and a half spinach/kale mix. Think it would have been better to follow the recipe as is. Regardless, it was good. :)

  5. Deb Meier says

    It's sweet and berry-tangy….yum! The blueberries and cacoa are both packed with powerful antioxidants for great health!

  6. Cathy S says

    Mine turned into a gelatinous lump after about 30 minutes. What did I do wrong? Since it makes two servings I wanted to save the second serving.

    • Blender BabesLeslie Williams says

      Hi Cathy and WELCOME to Blender Babes! If you’re going to let it sit or freeze it for a later date, you’ll definitely want to re-blend it just to loosen everything back up. When you let it sit, all of those yummy sugars get stuck together and will make it more like a pudding, so re-blending it or putting it in a Blender Bottle and shaking it up will help! To save it for the next day, I’d definitely recommend freezing it into ice cubes and then re-blending with a little bit of liquid. Happy Blending!

  7. Kristin Swaim says

    Can I use cacoa nibs instead of powder (if that's what I happen to already have a lot of)?

  8. says

    Yep absolutely! We always say, use what you got ;) Depending on the type of blender you have, you could just grind the nibs into powder as well. HAPPY BLENDING!

    • Leslie Williams says

      Thanks for the heads up, Lulu! We’ve just begun adding nutritional information to our recipes. I’ve corrected it – much better at only around 250 calories! Happy Blending :)