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Chocolate Banana Smoothie

I had a few banana posts in waiting because we found these adorable Mini bananas at the grocery store! My kids were so excited to have them.. just because they are different.DSC_0293

What better thing to do with bananas besides making smoothies?  OK, there are lot's, but we really like smoothies too.

This chocolate banana smoothie is a great way to start the day!  100% pure cocoa has many health benefits, (my father in law is convinced eating chocolate is restoring his sight) and you don't need to pay a premium price for the pure stuff.  We get powdered cocoa and add it to things, like smoothies for that extra antioxidant boost.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Recipe

  • 8 ounces soy milk, or low fat milk.
  • 1 TBL honey
  • 2 bananas (frozen)
  • 1 TBL cocoa powder.

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

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Comments

12/24/2010 7:13am
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12/24/2010 10:57am
We LOVE smoothies! My kids can't get enough. Add some cinnamon and peanut butter to this one and it would be right up our alley :)
12/29/2010 9:38pm
Ooh! My kids LOVE "baby bananas!" (as they call them!) Great post!
Mary Lord
06/21/2011 11:16am
This was very delicious! Can be eaten for breakfast or any time of the day. Is esp. good on a hot summer day or inbetween meals when it's past lunch and not yet time for dinner and you're hungry. My daughter loved it. I use special dark baking cocoa for the chocolate but you can also use carob a well.
Tiffany Williams
08/02/2011 7:43am
I just started a low sugar diet but fruit is ok. I'm used to having a treat of some sort at the end of the night so I thought I'd try this smoothie. It was soooo good! I even forgot to add the honey and it tasted great! Do you have any other variations? I may be having one of these nightly. ;)
08/02/2011 7:53am
You know what is super delicious??? This banana Ice cream! It has no added sugar and really tastes like ice cream: http://blog.superhealthykids.com/2011/03/the-best-sugar-free-ice-cream-youll-ever-eat/ Good luck on your low sugar.. My sister in law just created a facebook group that I joined, and it's a "no sugar club" :)
Tiffany Williams
08/02/2011 9:19am
Yes, Beth is in my ward! :D I've known I needed to cut down on sugar but this club is the thing that made me commit.
Mandy
08/12/2011 10:48am
I like to add peanut butter too.
05/03/2012 7:37pm
[...] food kick of late. My FAVORITE has been these smoothies I found on this Index of Recipes website: http://blog.superhealthykids.com/2010/12/chocolate-banana-smoothie/. It tastes like a chocolate banana shake and I’m not one for chocolate ice cream or shakes. [...]
05/16/2012 1:48pm
This smoothie looks great! I'm loving your site, as I have a picky 2-year-old that I am finding many recipes for. Thank you!
Heather Ziegler
10/25/2012 9:39pm
SOOOOO GOOOODD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even kids like me LOVE UM........
07/16/2013 8:08am
Are the two bananas supposed to be baby or regular? I want to make this but I don't have baby bananas
07/19/2013 12:39pm
Regular size bananas!
KT
04/30/2014 9:01pm
Am I supposed to add ice as well or just blend as is?
05/05/2014 1:56pm
@kt we didn't, The frozen bananas made it sort of slushy. You can add more ice if you want it colder or slushier.
Kursten
05/01/2014 5:05am
That looks so good
Kassandra Ripley
07/08/2014 7:54am
I made one this morning, and I think my banana's had been in the freezer too long, it is much too sweet (I didn't even add the requisite amount of honey), and I ended up adding more Cocoa powder, I couldn't taste it over the banana. could this be made with fresh banana and some ice? Would that change the flavor/consistency too much?
07/08/2014 11:25am
You can Kassandra, but I don't think it would be as creamy- it would be more like a slushy. If you did change something to make it less sweet, I would just add more milk, less banana.
Kassandra Ripley
07/12/2014 8:38pm
Thanks :)

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