Choco-nana smoothie

This is my go-to breakfast on any given weekday.  It takes me about 30 seconds to make and contains no dairy or added sugar.  I must say though that super ripe bananas are the best because of their sweetness; if you’re using more green bananas, you might need to add a little bit of honey or maple syrup to sweeten it. It’s also a super cheap meal so WIN WIN!


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OK, for the smoothie.  I use these ingredients plus ice.




1 Banana

Unsweetened Almond/Coconut milk blend

1 tbsp Hershey’s Cocoa – unsweetened (optional)

1-2 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter (ingredients are just peanuts – if you use regular peanut butter your smoothie will be sweeter so you definitely won’t need to add any honey) (optional)



I start with the ice – fill the cup about 1/3 of the way with ice, then break 1 banana into large chunks and toss that in.  Next I add the coconut/almond milk to the top of the ice or banana depending on how thick you want it.  Then I add the peanut butter and cocoa and blend!!  VIOLA – yummy  and healthy breakfast smoothie!

I know this may not be as sweet as most people are used to, but since cutting out added sugar and choosing a more “real food” diet, it tastes sweet enough to me with nice ripe bananas.  If you need to modify for your sweet tooth – add sweetened cocoa powder, regular peanut butter, or a dash of honey.

Let me know what you think!!

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