Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie


Apparently, the universe did not want me blogging this week. Not only did my computer need repair, but our cable and internet has been out since Tuesday! (I'm especially bummed about missing the New Girl finale.) All that said, here I am posting from work because I just can't stay away, and I desperately needed to tell y'all about this chocolate smoothie. I'll probably make one this afternoon to console myself while I wait for the cable guy to show up.

You know how milkshakes are like a jillion calories? Well, this smoothie is more like 150 calories. I've found it to be a nice fix for those dessert cravings that you can't justify indulging in, although trust me, I'm a world-class litigator when it comes to pro-dessert arguments. But I love this smoothie because it's guilt-free and still so delicious. I don't even add sugar because with that deep chocolately flavor happening, I don't miss the sweetness. Hope you give it a try!


Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie

1 ripe banana
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, cold
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Ghirardelli)
4 or 5 ice cubes

Combine ingredients using a blender or immersion blender until smooth. Makes 1 large smoothie.

8 comments:

  1. Yum!!! I love chocolate anything, so I will have to try this! Good luck with the cable today!

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  2. YUM and healthy! :) I hope things get back to normal for you soon, we miss ya!

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  3. Yummy! I was worried about you,because I couldn't find your blog tues! Aunt Kathy

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  4. Yum! You're right, this sounds perfect for those chocolate cravings without all the calories. I just started making breakfast smoothies to take to work this week and I already have so much more energy!

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  5. Oh thank Jesus... a low-calorie smoothie w/ chocolate in it? Count me in!

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  6. This sounds heavenly–John and I are both crazy about dark chocolate and banana!

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  7. Omg--I just tried this for the first time and it is absolutely delicious! I was looking for a healthy chocolate banana smoothie recipe with no added sugar, agave, etc. I definitely recommend this recipe--thanks for posting it!

    P.S. I used 5 ice cubes as the consistency was too liquid-y with only 4.

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