Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies are delicately sweet, smooth and has a rich chocolate ending without any of the guilt.
- 1 frozen banana peeled and chopped
- 1 cup almond milk unsweetened (can substitute with any milk or dairy free milks of choice)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
HEAPING tablespoon creamy or 1.5 tablespoons (substitute natural almond butter or any nut butter you like)
- 1.5 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4-6 ice cubes (omit if you have a weak spleen qi)
Place in the blender banana, almond milk, peanut butter (or nut butter substitute) unsweetened cocoa powder and ice cubes. First put it on the ice crush mode and then when the ice is chopped well turn to the blend/smoothie function on your blender until smooth and creamy.
Pour Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies into tall glasses and grab a straw and enjoy.
Feel free to use any non-dairy milk or full dairy milk as you wish. We used Silk's Unsweetened Almond and Coconut Milk Blend. You can exchange any nut butter you desire for peanut butter such as almond butter, cashew butter, etc. We used natural peanut butter as we have no peanut allergies on the home front. Please not our tablespoon of Natural peanut was HEAPING. Almost 1.5 tablespoons. The ripe bananas add a delicious amount of natural sweetness to the recipe. If you desire it sweeter, feel free to add a little date paste or sugar or sugar alternative of choice. Frozen bananas make it smooth and thick. If you like it thicker, add a few ice cubes at the end. However, if you have a weak spleen qi , it is best not to drink frozen drinks as this is hard on your body. In that case, skip the ice.
Don't throw away those over ripe ripe bananas. Instead, peel them and throw them in the freezer in a freezer safe baggie or container. Any time you want a smoothie, you are ready to go.
If you want your smoothie thick but want to protect your spleen, use room temperature bananas, skip the ice and add a few dollops of Homemade coconut whipped cream.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 300mg | Iron: 1mg