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Black Forest Cake Smoothie Recipe

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by Lisa Gulak (subscribe)
Traveller, physical fitness enthusiast, and freelance writer living in the beautiful country of Canada.
Published April 21st 2013
Enjoy a classic cake flavour without the guilt
Marie Antoinette was reported to have said "Let them eat cake". My response is "Yes, please". A good way to enjoy the goodness of cake, but without the excess fat and sugar is in the convenient form of a smoothie made with fruits and veggies. Remarkably, a Black Forest Cake smoothie tastes like its cake namesake and is a refreshing post-workout beverage or a delighful afternoon snack and pick-up.

This smoothie makes two servings.


2 cups frozen cherries
3 cups water
handful of kale or greens of choice
1 cup mango
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of cooked quinoa or oats (or 1/2 cup of each)
3 tbsp cocoa
4 dates
splash of agave or honey depending on sweetness preference

Blend well in blender. Enjoy!

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Black Forest Cake smoothie ready for consumption. Photo credit: Lisa Gulak

Notes and Tips:

I like to blanche my greens and freeze them in little bags so that they are ready when a smoothie is to be made.

I don't like protein powders and using quinoa (a complete protein) gives added nutrients to the smoothie.

Those who don't like quinoa can substitute oats for added thickness. If using oats, I like to soak them for an hour ahead of making the smoothie.

It also helps to soak the dates prior to use.
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