Spiced Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Do you like to have a smoothie for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert? We can’t decide! But, whatever your preference may be, try this spicy, creamy, and sweet smoothie – it’s a perfect go-to for when you need a sweet treat.

Chocolate banans smoothie

Spiced Chocolate Banana Smoothie Ingredients

Serving size: 1

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

Method of Preparation

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).

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 215
Fat: 7g
Sodium: 0g
Carbohydrates: 40g
Protein: 4g

Recipe adapted from Cookie and Kate. Curated by our culinary medicine team!

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