There is actually no chocolate in it, but it does seem to have a chocolatey taste. And though you can't really tell from the picture, it was more of a deep red, than brown, but I find that if you blend it a bit longer, it turns more to a brown color. Weird, eh? (Yes I said eh, after all, I'm Canadian, LOL)
So, what's in it?
2 ripe bananas, 1 1/2 cups raspberries (I used frozen), 1 cup water, 1-2 Tbsp hemp seeds (optional, but recommended for extra nutrients aka Omega's) and as much organic baby spinach as you can fit in the rest of the blender.
Give it a good whirl and voila! Well, actually, I usually taste it by then, because I find the raspberries can make a smoothie taste a bit bitter sometimes and it also depends on the ripeness of the bananas. If it's not sweet enough, just add a bit of honey or agave... I do sometimes with this smoothie.
OK, now, voila! It's absolutely delish!
When I started learning about nutrition, raw foods and eating a bit healthier, the first thing I did, was start drinking green smoothies. Though at first, I was pretty scared of greens. I used to only add a few spinach leaves to a whole 20oz of smoothie, versus 2 cups now. (I use kale too sometimes when I can find it). I also used to use all orange juice for the liquid. It was my way of feeling confident enough that my smoothie would not taste too "green".
Eventually I learned that you need vitamin C to help with iron absorption, so it just made sense to me to continue using the orange juice-spinach combo. Eventually, I reduced to half orange juice and half water for the liquids and upped the greens.
What makes this smoothie so great, is that for 100g of raspberries, you get 75% of your daily recommended dose of vitamin C! No need for orange juice with your spinach here!
I might just try to add some cocoa or carob powder to it soon, pour them into Popsicle molds and turn this smoothie into "fudgesicles"... wouldn't that be perfect for summer?!