Chocolate Banana Dessert Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 2  frozen bananas
  • 2  Tablespoons cacao/cocoa/carab powder
  • 1-2 Tablespoon(s) almond butter (salted)
  • 2 large dates, pitted
  • 1 Tablespoon hemp or chia seeds
  • ½-1 cup unsweetened nut/oat milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional add-ins: 1 scoop Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens powder or 1 scoop of your favorite vanilla/chocolate protein powder
  • Optional Toppings: shredded unsweetened coconut, cacao nibs, stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, trail mix, Ceylon cinnamon, sliced bananas, full-fat coconut cream
  • Spice it up! Add in 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon grated ginger root, 1 shot of espresso

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend up until smooth.
  2. Taste and adjust ingredient amounts, if needed.
  3. Add ice for a thicker consistency and more milk for a thinner consistency. I used ¾ cup milk and 5 ice cubes which was perfect. Don’t forget to add some toppings – the extra crunch made it irresistible! Enjoy!

Notes

Serves 2. Per Serving (based on using cacao powder, hemp seed & almond milk):

Calories: 242 |
Total Fat: 10 g |
Total Carbohydrate: 38 g |
Dietary Fiber: 8 g |
Protein: 8 g

Ingredient Highlights

Don’t have almond butter on hand but have almonds? Make your own almond butter in a food processor or high-speed blender. You need around ¼ cup + ¼ TBSP of almonds to make 2 TBSP of almond butter.

Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamins B6 and C, and other antioxidants and phytonutrients. Ripe bananas are easier to digest and have higher levels of antioxidants as they ripen.

Did you know that raw organic cacao powder contains even more antioxidants than blueberries!

Dates are high in fiber. Just 2 Medjool dates contain about the same amount of fiber as one cup of apple.

Hemp seeds are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and essential minerals. They are also a good source of phytosterols, which support immune function.

Nut milks are a form of non-dairy milk made from nuts soaked in water and blended into a creamy beverage. Some popular nut milks on the market include almond, macadamia, cashew, walnut, pistachio, and hazelnut. Other non-dairy milks you can use in your smoothies include soy milk, lite coconut milk, and oat milk.

With the Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens in this recipe, you not only get 5 different types of collagen, but also camu camu, acerola cherry, horsetail extract (silica), and zinc gluconate to ensure your body can actually USE the collagen you’re taking.

Vanilla was once used in Europe as an aphrodisiac and in the production of certain medicines such as nerve stimulants.

Comments

    • Hi Phyl, There are a few nut free substitutions that can be used in place of nut butters. You could try sunflower seed or pumpkin seed butter. Mashed avocado, mashed banana, Greek yogurt, coconut butter or even black bean paste. Keep in mind that when making substitutions this will change the flavor profile of the items you are making. I hope you find this helpful. Have an awesome day! :)

  1. Hi I was wondering what I could add in place of dates? While I like the smoothie, I feel the dates make it much too sweet for me. However, my husband with the sweet tooth loves it.

    • Hi Adria, We are thrilled to know you are trying the recipe and that your husband loves it. Some good substitutions for dates are dried fruits such as dried raisins, dried apricots, figs or dried berries. Let me know what you decide on and how it turns out for you. We would love to hear it. Happy cooking! :)

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