Chocolate Banana Smoothie

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I had a patient yesterday that was absolutely hilarious. Somehow, he wandered onto the topic of what Mr. Prevention likes to eat. People are often curious, I think, as to whether or not I have a lot of say over what Mr. P eats and/or if he eats junk.

The short answer to those questions is that he eats whatever he wants and yes, he eats plenty of junk.

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If you open my pantry you will find: plenty of fun-size candy bars, spicy tortilla chips, Twizzlers, spiced nuts and a few other sodium-packed snacks, cereals such as Lucky Charms and Frosted Flakes (both which so happen to be some of my guilty pleasures), in addition to some highly processed skillet dinners that come in boxes. I’m sure there’s more, but you get the idea. The man brings plenty of junk into the house and he most definitely consumes it. Regularly. Daily.

Obviously, I love to cook and do so most nights. Lucky for me, Mr. Prevention will eat just about anything I put in front of him…and like it. At least to some extent. He did flat-out refuse the cold avocado soup I once whipped up, but if I’m being honest, that rejection was warranted. Big, big ew.

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So while my husband consumes my home-cooked meals, the truth is he’d be happier with a frozen pizza more nights than not (followed up with about 71 scoops of ice cream). The man could easily live off pizza alone. I never knew I’d have Tombstone to compete with, but in fact, it’s my stiffest competition. What can I say?

Sometimes, though, I get pleasantly surprised. I threw this smoothie in front of hubby not knowing what he’d think. He normally rejects anything made with non-dairy milks, but much to my pleasant surprise, he loved this smoothie. I made it again just to be sure and yep…he sucked it right down again. Must be good…and it’s definitely good for you 😉

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie
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Serves: 2
 
Mildly sweet with a richness from the chocolate. I love that this is naturally sweetened with no guilt!
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas (frozen)
  • 1½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ recipe Calories: 208 Fat: 7.0 Carbohydrates: 38.2 Sugar: 14.5 Sodium: 137 Fiber: 4.5 Protein: 3.0 Cholesterol: 0

 I can almost taste Friday 😀

Be well,

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8 Comments

  1. Naomi
    February 6, 2014 / 8:01 am

    Question about 2 Tbs. dark chocolate. Is it chocolate syrup, chopped bar chocolate, or are you adding a chunk of bar chocolate to the blender? Thanks.

    • Nicole, RD
      Author
      February 6, 2014 / 3:27 pm

      Hi Naomi, I used chocolate chunks 🙂

  2. February 7, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    That looks so tasty right now. I must be low on potassium or something…. This doesn’t need any sweetening at all, huh?

    • Nicole, RD
      Author
      February 7, 2014 / 3:31 pm

      The banana is the only sweetener in the smoothie so it’s not super sweet, but it’s sweet enough, I think 🙂

  3. February 23, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    Looks delicious! I’ll definitely be trying this one with hubby and the kids.

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