Despite its name, this chocolate milk is actually a dairy free food (well, drink) and is comprised of just 2 or 3 "green" ingredients depending what you have available.. it actually tastes an awful lot like chocolate milk! Sure.. it may be a bit thinner... but the colour is close when mixing orange and green ingredients together. I explain the way to maximize the health potential of this chocolate milk green juice here.
Filling enough to make a whole meal.
1/2 avocado + 1 to 1.5 cups of cold water
2 tbsp. wheat germ *(optional)
1 to 2 handfuls baby spinach
agave to taste
protein powder * (optional)
a few ice cubes
Blend well. I have a crappy old blender, so it takes a while...
* I know many people on this site are high raw/gluten free/soy free/vegan. So some ingredients are optional. I add the wheat germ for the vitamin E and Folic acid benefits and a nutty taste, although I suppose ground nuts could be used instead. I use Life's Basics protein powder. It is a pea, hemp, rice and chia seed blend (vegan and gluten free, but not raw) and it has a green phyto nutrient blend in it too.
This is my favorite "go to" smoothie for high calorie/high nutrients after a workout for before going to school.
Traditionally the spinach in this dish is boiled until it's wilted, but I figured if I can make raw kale or chard into a tender raw salad, why would I need to wilt spinach? The sesame seeds are also usually toasted. This is based on a recipe from 'Japanese Cooking' by Miyoko Nishimoto Schinner.
Something to try when you don't really want a smoothie.