If any of you are like me, you are totally obsessed with those salted chocolate caramels they sell at Trader Joe’s. I can’t get enough of them! The sweet and the salty gets me every time.
I am embarrassed to admit that I can polish off an entire box of those suckers in one sitting. NOT the healthiest way to spend the afternoon. So the other morning I was preparing to make my usual smoothie when I decided to try something different. I was reaching for the salt when Taylor looked over at me and asked “what do you think you’re doing?” I told him to mind his own business and let me do my thang.
Maple salted chocolate (green) smoothies. You have to trust me on this one guys. They taste almost as good as the salted chocolate caramels from Trader Joe’s! However, these are packed with spinach, flaxseeds, and almond milk. Very healthy. Taylor gobbled his down. Win!
After enjoying our smoothies we headed up to the farm to check on our garlic and cover crop. We also pulled up a few weeds and took a moment to enjoy the view.
Our little farm is settling in for the winter. Our seed catalogs are in the mail and we could not be more excited to start preparing for the spring!
Until then, let’s all enjoy a maple salted chocolate smoothie
For 1 serving
1 large banana
1 cup spinach
1 tbs pure maple syrup
2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp good quality sea salt. You may want to start with 1/8 tsp and add more if you feel like making it a tad saltier. I used 1/4 tsp.
1 tbs almond butter
1 tbs flaxseeds
1 cup almond milk
Blend everything together and enjoy!