Banana Cocoa Smoothie

  May 31, 2012  |    Blog>Recipes

As you know by now, we love a good smoothie and we’re always concocting one (have you tried our Blueberry-Lemon Detox Smoothie, our Kale Recharge Smoothie or our Detoxifying Green Tea 
Smoothie, to name a few).  Simply say the words “banana” “cocoa” and “smoothie” in the same sentence and we’re already perking up.  So just thinking about those 3 words, we decided to take a few simple ingredients and whip up a quick smoothie.  It turned out so deliciously that we felt compelled to share it! Plus, to our vegan friends, this smoothie is for you!

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This smoothie makes a great satisfying breakfast as it packs in 19 grams of protein and also provides quality energy-boosting carbohydrates so it will fuel you through your workout or through your morning.

Bananas are a great source of energy-revving carbohydrates, potassium, which energizes your muscles and gives them the umph to contract. This banana-split-inspired breakfast smoothie also contains fiber from the banana a well as plenty of protein from both tofu and soymilk that will keep your energy level constant, so you don’t experience a sugar crash. It will also keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

We certainly love our chocolate, as even the faintest smell has a way of putting smiles on our faces, and this recipe satisfies that sweet tooth. Enjoy!

Banana Cocoa Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions
Slice banana and freeze until firm. Blend tofu, soymilk, cocoa and honey in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, add the banana slices through the hole in the lid and continue to puree until smooth.

Nutrition information:
Calories: 295, Fat: 6.4g, Carbohydrates: 54g, Fiber: 7.5g, Protein: 19g

Do you have any healthy recipe ideas that incorporate cocoa? Have you ever used tofu or soymilk in a smoothie?

 

Banana Cocoa Smoothie
 
Nutrition information: Calories: 295, Fat: 6.4g, Carbohydrates: 54g, Fiber: 7.5g, Protein: 19g
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup silken tofu
  • ½ cup soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. Slice banana and freeze until firm. Blend tofu, soymilk, cocoa and honey in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, add the banana slices through the hole in the lid and continue to puree until smooth

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