I’m on a health-food kick. I get these a lot, actually, so I make all these plans for good, healthy dinners and walks with the family and extra veggies and more water and they’re awesome, admirable plans except that they all live inside my head and they’re trapped and they cannot get out. Such great things going on in there, you don’t even know. And most of the problem between the inspiration and the implementing of these things is that broccoli tastes nothing like chocolate.
I recently heard a lady telling everyone to put their grapes in the freezer and then eat them because they taste just like candy, which is a great idea except that she is a liar. They taste like nice, juicy, crunchy grapes. They do not taste like Junior Mints.
I, at least, will sometimes try to eat things that are good for me because I know I should and because I’m getting older and because this fine machine will not last forever but hopefully a few bell peppers will extend the warranty a bit. My kids don’t buy it. They don’t care if eating peppers lowers your cholesterol because they are seriously lacking in forethought. And so they refuse good-for-you things in favor of other, better tasting things.
So it is my job to do what parents have done for centuries — and trick them. In a good way. Not like that time I switched the boys’ and girls’ clothes all around for April Fool’s Day, though that was pretty funny. No, now I trick them with chocolate cherry fruit smoothies.
The thing that seals this is the chocolate. There’s not a lot, but it’s enough to make your body believe you’re getting yourself a yummy, chocolaty shake instead of healthy yogurty fruit smoothies.
I miiiiiiight have had three of these yesterday. I will not tell you.
Note: I did use those pretty, red maraschino cherries as a garnish, but I did not use them as the actual cherries in the recipe. I used regular ol’ frozen sweet cherries from the grocery store. These look so much prettier, though, right?
I suppose you could mix these up in a fancy modern day blender instead of a circa 1950s Oster…but it takes all the suspense out of things when you know your fruit smoothies will turn out perfectly and the bottom of your blender isn’t going to fall off. To each his own.
- 1 c plain Greek yogurt
- 1 c frozen sweet cherries
- 1/3 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Add all items to blender.
- Blend until cherries and yogurt are smooth and chocolate is in very small chunks.
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