The Best Chocolate Banana Smoothie
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Thick, easy, and chocolate-y without being sweet, this smoothie is easily made more nutritious with your addition of non-dairy milk, chia seeds, blackstrap molasses, and more!
Serves: 1
  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 soft medjool dates, pitted (you can soak them in the milk for a bit if they seem really tough)
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter (plain or crunchy)
  • pinch of salt
  1. Put all the ingredients in a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix. Start on low, go to high, then blend on high power until very smooth, at least 1 minute, to make sure the dates are smooth. Taste for sweetness, temperature, and texture, adding more sweetener or ice cubes or milk as needed. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Big Girls Small Kitchen at