Choc Banana Dessert Smoothie

After a healthy after dinner treat? This choc-banana smoothie is the perfect guilt free delicious snack to bite that sweet craving.

One issue I have always had is fighting the sweet cravings. Lately I’ve armed myself with a few sweet treats, low on sugar, dairy and gluten free which tend to hit the spot. This is definitely one of my favourites from that little list!

Time: Prep 5 mins

Servings: 1 glass

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Ingredients

  • 300ml of organic coconut milk (or mixed coconut / almond milk also works)

  • Tablespoon of organic cacao powder

  • Tablespoon of all natural almond butter or nut spread of choice (I often use a “ABC” spread for this one which is a mixture of almond, Brazil and cashew nuts)

  • Ice cubes

  • 1/2 banana (use 1/4 for a lower carb version)

 

Steps

  1. Blend all items together, for desired consistency increase either the amount of ice or milk until its as thick or liquidy as you desire!

Nutritional Information (Based on above serving)

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Note: I tend not to add sweeteners like stevia where possible, but feel free to add this or a small amount of maple syrup if you’re looking to increase the sweetness, personally the sugar in the banana and the choc flavour from the cacao powder always hits my sweet tooth! Remember the more sweetness you add you’re sending a signal to your brain, it may be low on sugar but it’s still giving you that same sweet kick that is likely increase cravings!

Enjoy!

Tim NortheyComment