Thursday, January 29, 2015

{Recipe} Three Ingredient Chocolate Banana Smoothie

This post is brought to you by Silk.



One thing I've learned from my recent exploration into a more primal style of eating is that you can have really delicious "treats" that are still healthy for you and not overloaded in sugar. This easy chocolate banana smoothie is just one example. It's a great source of calcium and vitamin C and it's doing pretty good for potassium and vitamin A as well!

I used my "mason jar blender hack" to blend this up in a pint size mason jar so making this a simple and easy treat to whip up that is good for you, too!

I've written about products in Silk's line up before (here and here) and I have to say - their almond milk products are my favorite hands down! I think their chocolate almond milk tastes even better than traditional chocolate milk - and it has 50% more calcium to boot. Since we've drastically reduced how much dairy we are eating, this is really important to me, especially with two growing kids - because when their little bodies get everything they need, they bloom (just like a flower!).

Of course all of Silk's products are enrolled in or certified by the non-GMO project so despite GMOs still not being labeled in the US, I know that nothing coming out of a silk carton is a product of genetic engineering - that's important to me! Additionally, their products are all free of artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Silk Dark Chocolate Almond Milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup ice


Nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients. Nutrition information calculated at: Calorie Count.




Directions

  1. Add almond milk and banana to a pint sized mason jar. Fill with ice until level of liquid reaches base of jar neck.
  2. Attach blender blades (per this "mason jar blender hack" technique) and blend until smooth. You could alternately blend all ingredients in a blender until thick and creamy.


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