Chocolate Banana Smoothie

If you came to the morning session of our Open House last month, you got a sneak peek of this Chocolate Banana Smoothie. This creamy, sweet and delicious recipe is easy to make and the perfect go-to breakfast or snack.

¾ cup milk (or non-dairy milk replacement of your choice)
1 large frozen banana
1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of cayenne pepper (omit if sensitive to spice)
Optional sweetener: ½ teaspoon maple syrup or honey

1. In a blender, combine the milk, banana, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and cayenne and blend. Don’t worry if the chocolate chips are still a little chunky.
2. Taste, and add sweetener if necessary (If you use overripe bananas, you may not need additional sweetener).

Servings: 1 Smoothie
Nutrition per serving
Calories: 215
Fat: 7g
Sodium: 0g
Carbohydrates: 40g
Protein: 4g

Recipe adapted from Cookie and Kate.

Interested in learning to cook recipes like this? Our Culinary Medicine Program holds regular cooking classes. Find out more information and sign up for our cooking classes HERE.