Chocolate Banana Shake

serves 4

 

Toeing the line between healthy snack and dessert, this chocolate banana shake will become your favorite way to sneak more fruit into your day. Looks and tastes like a milkshake, but using frozen bananas significantly lowers the fat while adding vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants. Share the shake if you can resist eating it all at once.

 

Ingredients

3 large, ripe bananas (frozen, if possible)

4 cups unsweetened nondairy milk such as coconut, almond, rice, or soy

½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

1 tsp cinnamon

honey, to taste (try it before adding honey to see if it’s sweet enough)

2 or 3 handfuls of ice cubes (if using fresh bananas)

 

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a strong blender.
  2. Blend until smooth; thin with water to reach desired consistency.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

3/4 cup per serving, 1 serving contains: Calories (kcal) 145, Fat (g) 7

Saturated Fat (g) 6, Cholesterol (mg) 2, Carbohydrates (g) 20

Dietary Fiber (g) 3, Total Sugars (g) 11, Protein (g) 5, Sodium (mg) 44