Chocolate Banana Smoothie Recipe
This Chocolate Banana Smoothie combines the taste every woman loves – chocolate – to the smooth thickness of a banana smoothie.
Add a bit of cinnamon to spice things up, and you have a taste that’s tough to beat.
Share the moment. Make a smoothie for yourself and the one you love!
- 1 cup milk
- 1-1/2 cups banana slices, frozen
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Add milk to a blender
- Set speed to medium
- Cover and add bananas though opening in cover
- Increase speed to high
- Add cocoa and cinnamon
- Blend until smooth
Milk is a great source of casein and whey proteins. It also adds vitamin D, calcium and riboflavin to your smoothie.
You can use whole milk, or substitute 2% or 1% milk to reduce the fat in your smoothie.
Other options for milk include goat’s milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk.
Bananas are a primary component of many tasty smoothies. Bananas can be used fresh or frozen.
To freeze bananas, peel them and break them into chunks. Place them into freezer bags for later use. Frozen bananas help thicken smoothies better than fresh bananas.
Bananas add plenty of potassium to your diet, as well as iron, magnesium and vitamin B6.
Cocoa Powder adds an intense chocolate flavor to a smoothie.
Cocoa powder is made from the refined solids of the cocoa bean. These cocoa beans are hulled and ground into a paste. the paste is refined, removing the fatty cocoa butter. The remaining solids are ground into cocoa powder.
Cocoa powder is slightly acidic and bitter, so a little bit goes a long ways. It contains a healthy portion of fiber, protein, riboflavin and zinc.
Cinnamon is a spice that is ground from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It adds a sweet spicy taste to smoothies.
Cinnamon not only adds taste. It also has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy. Cinnamon is claimed to have anti-clotting properties. It helps to regulate blood sugar by slowing the release of food from the stomach. Finally, it has antiseptic properties that aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections.
Spice up any smoothie or drink with a touch of cinnamon!
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PS: If you love making smoothies, I have to recommend that you pick up a copy of The Ultimate Smoothie Book: 130 Delicious Recipes for Blender Drinks, Frozen Desserts, Shakes, and More! It’s packed full of information and lots of recipes.
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