I don’t actually remember buying a truckload of bananas, but I keep finding more in the fruit bowl. What to do with a mysteriously never-ending supply of bananas? I already did bread so I considered doing cake, cookies or muffins, but I was in the mood for something quick. I decided to throw together a simple and healthy smoothie!
This would have taken me a total of 5 minutes if my blender didn’t decide to stop working. Thank goodness we keep a backup! You never know when you’re gonna have a blending emergency…
I like to use almond milk in smoothies but you can use regular milk if you prefer. I absolutely love Almond Breeze or Trader Joe’s brand almond milk. The only kind I haven’t liked so far is Silk because it’s a bit thick for my taste. If you haven’t tried almond milk, you should! It’s really yummy (if you like almonds), dairy free and nutritious!
Concocting smoothie recipes is so fun because you pretty much just throw stuff into the blender until you get a result you like. I figured adding cocoa to anything makes it better, and let’s be honest – cocoa and banana? Yes please! I like using unsweetened cocoa powder, but you can really use any kind you want.
Stay tuned for more banana recipes! I’ve got plenty of bananas left, and I seriously think they’re multiplying.
Cocoa Banana Almond Smoothie
Makes three 8 oz. servings (103 calories per serving)
1.5 cups ice
1.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 very ripe bananas (if your bananas aren’t very ripe with lots of brown on the peel, you may need to add some sugar to get your desired sweetness)
2 tbsp cocoa powder (feel free to add more if you like it more chocolatey!)
Throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend to your desired consistency.
Pour into 8 oz. glasses or jars and enjoy!
Are you an almond milk lover? What kind of milk do you like?