Pieced Pastimes: Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Eating healthy doesn't mean that you have to give up your favorite things. I have a small addiction to all things 'chocolate' and needed to come up with a healthier way to satisfy my cravings.
Keeping healthy in mind, I came up with this recipe for a 'Chocolate Banana Smoothie'. 
It is creamy, delicious and still manages to be good for you.
You will need a blender to make this recipe. I recently bought the Ninja Mega Complete Kitchen System and I must say that I really love this thing...no affiliation-just a satisfied customer! It has power galore and has been able to handle anything that I have thrown at it so far.
Now, onto the recipe....

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Makes 1 Serving

5 to 9 Ice Cubes
1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk - I used Almond Breeze.
Half of a Frozen Banana - Peel and cut a bunch of bananas in half.  Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and freeze.
1/4 Cup Non-fat Greek Yogurt - I used Chobani. 

2 Tbsp Clean Eating Nutella - This is my favorite recipe for homemade Nutella!
or
2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa
2 Tsp Honey, Agave or Stevia (add more or less to suit your taste)
2 Tbsp Chopped Hazelnuts

- Place 5 Ice Cubes in blender, followed by remaining ingredients. Pulse blend until smooth. Check the consistency and add additional ice if needed to achieve a nice thick smoothie. 
We all have our weaknesses and chocolate is definitely one of mine. This drink hits the spot whenever I am having one of 'those moments'.

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5 comments:

  1. This receipe looks just delicious! I've got bananas on my grocery list and I'll be trying this smoothie soon - Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  2. Oh yum! I think I'll add some of those ingredients to my protein shake on tomorrow. I love my ninja too! Thanks so much for sharing on Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~Allie @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  3. MMMmmm, that looks delicious, Suzanne! Chocolate and banana are two of my favourite combinations. Going to slip this one into my regular rotation of smoothies. Thanks so much.

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  4. Suzanne, I want this for breakfast right now- love almond milk. And I looove that awesome blender! ;) It looks so professional! :)

    I hope you enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Wow that sounds really good, I LOVE chocolate and banana! Will definitely have to add that to my list for this week.

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