There are some things that just belong together. Chocolate and bananas certainly fit that bill. This Chocolate Banana smoothie recipe is easy to make and a delight to eat. Serve this smoothie as either a snack or as a meal replacement at lunch.
Its also easy to turn this chocolate banana smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla (or banana) yogurt
1 cup of low-fat soy milk
2 Tablespoons of dark chocolate syrup
1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Combine all ingredients in a blend until all the ingredients are mixed together. Pour into a chilled glass and if you are making the smoothie for desert, sprinkle a little shaved chocolate on top for special treat!