The idea behind this one is that you get a great nutrient boost while enjoying something that's quite similar to dessert. This is a favorite among participants in my nutrition classes--and among kids.
1 cup frozen, unsweetened cherries
½ cup kefir or unsweetened yogurt (optional)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons raw honey (or your favorite natural sweetener)
2 cups baby spinach (you won't taste it, I promise!)
Water, to desired thickness
In blender: combine in all ingredients, except water (if omitting kefir, you can add 1/4 cup water in its place). Add water, ¼ cup at a time, blending in between additions; adding just enough water so that desired consistency is reached. Drink right away.
Simple and sweet. Popeye would be proud.
Makes 1, nutrient-packed serving. Per serving: