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A smoothie to welcome spring

Strawberries. Chocolate. Healthy extras. Enjoy.

Strawberries. Chocolate. Healthy extras. Enjoy. by Sarah Henning

Well, spring is almost here. Maybe. After such a wonderful weekend, I feel like there’s a light at the end of this cold snap. Again, maybe.

I’m still not going to be convinced until possibly May, but this sort of looks promising. So promising, in fact, that I went a little hog wild and bought fresh strawberries.

Crazy, I know.

But I don’t regret a thing. Because the ones I could steal away from our resident strawberry monster/child, I made into a post-workout smoothie that was mine, all mine.

And it tasted like Neapolitan-ice-cream summery goodness.

Sure, I could’ve used frozen strawberries, but there was something really nice about using fresh strawberries (that were much more tasty than those expensive/anemic winter ones), especially on a day that would hover near 70 degrees.

We’re getting there, folks. So, just get out your blender, whip up this smoothie and then sit tight and wait for Mother Nature to bring the warmer temps for good.

Strawberry-Chocolate Power Smoothie

1 cup strawberries

1 banana

2 large handfuls baby spinach

2 servings protein powder (I use Sun Warrior chocolate)

2 tablespoons hemp seeds (or chia or ground flax seeds)

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Splash vanilla

Pinch turmeric (optional but good for post-workout inflammation)

1-1/2 to 2 cups water

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Makes one large serving or two smaller servings.