This is how I work some extra dark leafy greens into my kids' diet. Rich, chocolaty, and packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins. The perfect way to detox in the midst of a decadent holiday season. Add extra maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla or salt if needed. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend kale, blueberries, milk, apple juice, raspberries, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and sea salt together in a blender until smooth.

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Cook's Notes:

Any type of dark leafy green (chard, spinach, etc.) can be used in place of the kale.

Any type of milk (cow, goat, almond, coconut, etc.) can be used in place of the whole milk.

Grade B maple syrup is less expensive, richer in flavor, and less processed than Grade A. Three cheers for the under-dog!

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 56.6g 18% DV; fat 4.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 9.2mg 3% DV; sodium 217.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2015
I had all the ingredients on hand and decided to give it a whirl (no pun intended). I use a vitamix and for this reason didn't bother chopping the kale. This is bursting with berry flavor so you don't even know there are green (gasp) veggies in it! The cocoa powder is not so detectable. I would suggest the maple syrup can be passed - the smoothie will get sweetness from the berries anyways. I've added this to my recipe box and will remake it but for my own preference will be using reduced calorie/sugar apple juice and will omit the maple syrup...possibly replace it with agave syrup. Thanks for posting! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/19/2018
I make a lot of smoothies. Usually my husband and I both like the recipe sometimes I like it and he doesn't and vice-versa. This time neither of us liked it. He thought it was bitter. I thought it was anticlimactic. It is fiber filled though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2015
I had all the ingredients on hand and decided to give it a whirl (no pun intended). I use a vitamix and for this reason didn't bother chopping the kale. This is bursting with berry flavor so you don't even know there are green (gasp) veggies in it! The cocoa powder is not so detectable. I would suggest the maple syrup can be passed - the smoothie will get sweetness from the berries anyways. I've added this to my recipe box and will remake it but for my own preference will be using reduced calorie/sugar apple juice and will omit the maple syrup...possibly replace it with agave syrup. Thanks for posting! Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
02/19/2018
I make a lot of smoothies. Usually my husband and I both like the recipe sometimes I like it and he doesn't and vice-versa. This time neither of us liked it. He thought it was bitter. I thought it was anticlimactic. It is fiber filled though. Read More
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