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Banana and chocolate smoothie recipe

Banana and chocolate smoothie recipe

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A fabulous smoothie for when you want something sweet and chocolaty, but very healthy too! A virtuous, guilt-free treat! This counts as one of your five a day.

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IngredientsServes: 1

  • 2 tablespoons low calorie chocolate drink powder
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 large banana
  • 300ml skimmed milk

MethodPrep:3min ›Ready in:3min

  1. Chuck everything into a blender and blitz. Pour into a large glass, plonk in a straw and prepare for a heavenly experience!

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(5)

Reviews in English (6)

-05 Jun 2011

Really Nice. BANANA AND CHOCOLATE GREAT COMBO!! But Its Healthy TOO!!-06 Jun 2013

Sub'd almond milk and added an additional half banana. Nice and different!-28 Feb 2016


Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Smoothies can taste like dessert, yet still be healthy for you. This chocolate banana smoothie recipe is a great mid-afternoon pick me up.

Plant-Based Recipes • Chocolate Banana Smoothie

I’m always on the lookout for quick + simple snacks before and after a workout. I don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen prepping complex meals after a long run! That’s where this chocolate banana smoothie recipe comes in. It’s super simple, as well as quick to make. It is 100% plant based, and will fuel me with the protein boost I need for a great run or gym session. A chocolate banana protein shake is going to empower your body with the right ingredients to maximize your activity–whether that’s a gym, a mountain hike, or swim.


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banana smoothie recipe | dates & chocolate smoothie | weight loss recipes with step by step photo and video recipe. traditionally smoothies recipes are prepared from blending the raw fruit in a mixture of ice, milk, fruit juice and sweeteners. banana smoothie recipe is one such thick beverage which is prepared with ripe banana and chilled milk. optionally it can also be flavoured with additional flavours like dates & cocoa powder to make it attractive and kids friendly.

typically the smoothie’s available in cafe or any popular chains, contains high sugar quantity which makes it unhealthy cold beverage. however in this recipe i have used honey as a sweetening agent which not only helps to improve the taste, but also adds the additional health benefits from it. moreover, it makes an ideal breakfast recipe because banana’s are rich in carbs and potasium. where as milk is full of carbs with proteins and fats. hence banana smoothie recipe makes a complete and nutritious food which not only provides the necessary energy for the body, but also helps to reduce the weight.

in addition, i would like to highlight some variations and tips with this weight loss recipe of banana smoothie. firstly, i have used only honey as sweetening agent and technically it is a sugarless or no sugar smoothie recipe. but if you feel that it is less sweet, than you can add 1-2 tsp of sugar while blending it. secondly, you can also add plain vanilla flavoured ice cream while blending to make it more creamy and thick. lastly, i would heavily recommend not to add extra sugar and perhaps even skip honey if you are planning to include banana smoothie in your daily diet.


Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 banana fresh or frozen
  • ▢ 1-1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon almond butter I prefer crunchy, but smooth tastes great too
  • ▢ 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ▢ Ice optional if you want it colder

Instructions

Recipe Notes

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Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie

You know I drink smoothies all year round, but I get especially excited when the rest of the world joins me every January. And for good reason! Smoothies take just minutes to make, you can throw in whatever fruits or veggies you have on hand and they are ideal for sipping on-the-go.

In keeping with this month’s smoothie madness, I’m sharing a brand new Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie recipe filled with over 35 grams of protein per serving! Can you guess my secret ingredient?

Thick and creamy Friendship Dairies 1% Lowfat Cottage Cheese! Who knew, right? Cottage cheese, the #originalsuperfood, is not only a good source of protein but it is extremely versatile. Check out this fun Superfood Generator and play around with your favorite toppings, mix-ins, and other tasty ingredients.

I’d love you all to get creative in the kitchen and show me your most unique cottage cheese smoothies by leaving a photo on my Facebook page or tagging me on Instagram ! In the meantime, grab your blender and a tall glass because you won’t believe how delicious and satisfying this Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie tastes.


There are only six ingredients in this smoothie! Plus, one optional (but recommended) ingredient.

  • Frozen ripe bananas: I always keep a bag of bananas in the freezer to make smoothies. They give smoothies natural sweetness and creaminess.
    • They are a good source of fiber and potassium too.
    • It&rsquos blends up well into the smoothie as opposed to melted chocolate, which could freeze and form clumps of chocolate.
    • Cocoa powder is also a healthier alternative than using chocolate syrups, which usually has added artificial sugar and ingredients.
    • If you prefer, you can substitute with a pinch of instant coffee or espresso powder to heighten the chocolate flavour.
    • Unsweetened almond milk: It&rsquos smooth, slightly nutty, and dairy-free. A great option for those who are lactose intolerant or keeping to a vegan diet. Substitute with your choice of milk if you like.
    • Baby spinach: One of my grocery staples. I eat a lot of baby spinach.
      • It&rsquos wonderful to add to smoothies (yay hidden vegetables!) because it&rsquos tender, mild in flavour, and full of good-for-you vitamins and nutrients like vitamins A and C as well as iron and magnesium.
      • Why? These relatively flavourless little seeds are loaded with healthy benefits. They are high in protein, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and contain vitamins like iron and calcium.
      • They also develop a gelatinous coat when soaked in liquid, which helps thicken the smoothie as well.

      Tips for Making Almond Milk Smoothies

      Although I love making this as a banana almond butter smoothie, you could easily substitute the almond butter for peanut butter, if desired. The almond milk is mild enough in flavor that it wouldn&rsquot compete too much with another type of nut butter.

      For a thinner smoothie, add more almond milk to the mixture. And for a thicker texture, add less almond milk (you could also try adding more ice or frozen banana).

      If you want to keep this banana almond milk smoothie recipe refined sugar-free, double check that you&rsquore using unsweetened cocoa powder. Sometimes sugar gets snuck into cocoa powder, so read the ingredients list to be safe.

      Lastly, this banana almond butter smoothie recipe serves four people. If you have leftovers, pour them into jars and freeze them. When you&rsquore ready to eat the frozen pre-made smoothie, set it on the counter to thaw for a few minutes until it&rsquos drinkable.

      Click and save this recipe for Chocolate Banana Almond Milk Smoothie to Pinterest!


      Watch How to Make Chocolate Banana Smoothie

      Rich velvety chocolate soy milk blended with banana, topped with whipped cream and colorful sprinkles.

      As some of you know, prior to this year I’ve never worked out in a gym. As I spend many late nights working on the blog and sometimes get really tired during the day, Mr. JOC encouraged me to hire a personal trainer to get my body back in shape. I would have totally resisted in the prior years but since I am getting older and want to stay healthy, I listened and started working out. Guess what, I love it! I feel like I have more energy and my body feels lighter and stronger.

      After my workout, the first thing I do when I get home is to make a smoothie. For the liquid for the smoothies, I use Silk’s almond milk, coconut milk, and soy milk and they all taste delicious.

      Silk’s chocolate soy milk and her eyes lit up. She begged me to buy it for her and I couldn’t resist. My children are a bit lactose intolerant so I know by buying soy milk, they’ll be fine consuming it without having trouble.

      A few days ago when I came home from my workout and was getting ready for my smoothie routine, I opened my fridge and realized that the only liquid I had was the chocolate soy milk. I read the nutrition and it seems to be a good source of calcium and protein without containing too many calories.

      So I decided to treat myself to a chocolate banana smoothie. Oh my, it was delicious! Taste of smooth chocolate with just a hint of banana. When my children came home from school that day I made it for them and added whipped cream and a bit of sprinkle on top. The delight on their face was priceless!

      In addition to my regular Silk drinks, I’ll be adding chocolate soy milk to the mix as a treat!

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      Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

      Serving in this recipe: 1

      Calories: 440.7
      Total Fat: 23.6 g 36.3%
      Saturated Fat: 3.9 g 19.6%
      Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
      Sodium: 340.7 mg 14.2%
      Total Carbs: 43.6 g 14.5%
      Dietary Fiber: 9.3 g 37.1%
      Sugar: 17.8 g
      Protein: 19.6 g 39.2%
      Vitamin A: 2.7% Vitamin C: 17.1%
      Calcium: 8.7% Iron: 26.1%

      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


      Oaxaca Chocolate Banana Smoothie

      • Author: Cookie and Kate
      • Prep Time: 5 mins
      • Total Time: 5 minutes
      • Yield: 1 1 x
      • Category: Smoothie
      • Method: Blended
      • Cuisine: Mexican
      • Diet: Gluten Free

      This rich chocolate banana smoothie recipe is spiced with cinnamon and cayenne for a little kick. Slice peeled, overripe bananas into 1-inch chunks and keep them in the freezer so you can make this smoothie whenever your sweet tooth demands it. Recipe yields one 8-ounce smoothie, but you can multiply the recipe and make several at once if you’d like.

      Ingredients

      • ¾ cup cashew milk or milk of choice
      • 1 large frozen banana
      • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
      • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
      • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
      • Dash of cayenne pepper (omit if sensitive to spice)
      • Optional sweetener: ½ teaspoon maple syrup or honey

      Instructions

      1. In a blender, combine the milk, banana, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, cinnamon and cayenne and blend. Don’t worry if the chocolate chips are still a little chunky.
      2. Taste, and add sweetener if necessary (I used overripe bananas and didn’t need any additional sweetener).

      Notes

      To make the raw/extra-healthy version: Substitute cacao nibs for the chocolate chips, cacao powder for the cocoa powder and add 1 teaspoon maca powder for a nutritious malted flavor.
      Make it dairy free/vegan: Use your favorite non-dairy milk and non-dairy chocolate chips. Vegans, if you add sweetener, make it maple syrup.