This strawberry banana chocolate smoothie will give you the energy and health boost you need to get through your day. It’s also a great solution for when you’re feeling like you could use a little more sweetness in your life.
How to make:
In a blender, add two frozen bananas and two frozen strawberries. Do not blend until smooth; add the liquid from the banana and leave it to sit for a few minutes. Use that liquid to turn the blender on high and start adding your favorite chocolate powder or bar. You can include any additives you want here: rice milk, honey, flax seeds, nuts, protein powder… etc.
This will make a nice chunky strawberry smoothie and an even more interesting banana smoothie. Adding chocolate to your smoothies is a great way to make them more nutritious and get more fiber, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
The benefit of this smoothie:
Both strawberries and bananas are rich in potassium, an essential mineral for your body’s cellular function. Vitamin B6 also helps keep you awake when you need it. The addition of dark chocolate will provide a little extra energy and some antioxidants to help your body fight off free radicals that can damage cells.
Calories: 125 (1,291 kJ) Carbohydrates: 20 g Fat: 1 g Protein: 2 g Sodium: 2 mg Potassium: 816 mg Vitamin A: 10% Vitamin C: 107% Iron: 0%
All figures are approximate and should only be used as a guide. They are based on an average adult daily requirement of 8400 kJ. Your needs could be higher or lower depending on your lifestyle, environment, and activities.
This is a great drink for a quick pick-me-up. It’s also good if you want to feel like your sweet tooth is taken care of. Try using different types of chocolate and different amounts. If you’re feeling lazy, feel free to use a chocolate powder instead of chopping up dark chocolate and mixing it into the blender with your two frozen fruits. Enjoy!