I have to say that smoothies are one of my all-time favorite foods. And this time of year just shouts “smoothies”—okay, let me just insert here that I will and do eat smoothies ANY time of the year, but summer is an especially wonderful time for these delicious cold treats. Warm weather; ripe, plump produce around and about; it just…goes together. Needless to say, I’ve been slurping up some kind of smoothie almost every day over the last month and there’s no sign of letting up any time soon. (My poor blender doesn’t stand a chance.)
I wanted to share with you one of my favorite combinations so far.
The banana, avocado, coconut milk and almond butter provide a creamy texture without the use of dairy (although you can definitely use dairy if you’d like). And the chocolate and honey make it taste amazing. This dessert-type smoothie is perfect for an after-dinner treat.
Creamy Chocolate-Banana Smoothie
(Makes 2 servings)
- 1 frozen banana, extra-ripe
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 1/2 cups milk of choice (I like to use homemade coconut milk)
- 2 Tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp raw honey (more or less to taste)
- dash of sea salt
- 4-6 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Looking for a breakfast smoothie? Give this green breakfast smoothie a try!
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