ABC (Almond-Banana-Chocolate/Coconut) Smoothie (V)
If you didn’t already know this, I’m a chocoholic. Anywhere there’s chocolate there’s me. It’s a delicious problem. And because of this, oftentimes I find myself wondering “how, oh how can I have chocolate for breakfast that doesn’t involve a major sugar crash at 11 am?!” The answer presented itself to me in the form of this smoothie. It’s delicious, *healthy*, and chock full of chocolate. A+. Need I say more? Note: If you don’t have frozen bananas I strongly recommend adding ice- the consistency will be waaaay too liquidy otherwise, and for some reason this makes for an odd smoothie experience. You want your drink to be at least a bit viscous (icky word, amiright?) Anyway, let’s make smoothies!
Smoothie (serves 1; adapted from A Beautiful Mess)
– 1 frozen banana (or 1 fresh banana and several ice cubes)
– 1/3-1/2+ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
– 1 tbsp. almond butter
– 2 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
– 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
– 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth- how easy is that?