Chocolate Banana Smoothie Recipe

    Chocolate Banana Smoothie in a glass
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    If you’re looking for a healthy way to get your chocolate fix, try out this chocolate banana smoothie recipe. Made with cacao powder, bananas, almond butter, dates, and maca powder, this smoothie packs a healthful punch with plenty of great flavors.

    We love making this chocolate banana smoothie recipe as a pre- or post-workout meal. We also make this smoothie in the mornings when we’re looking for a quick breakfast-on-the-go.

    To sweeten this smoothie, we use a banana and date for their natural sugar. The banana also contributes to the creaminess and flavor of the smoothie, so it’s an essential ingredient. The date, on the other hand, can be swapped out for a teaspoon or two of maple syrup or honey if you don’t have any dates on hand.

    To give this chocolate banana smoothie an extra boost of nutrients, feel free to use maca powder or moringa powder for their superfood health benefits. You can also throw in a tablespoon of chia seeds for a hefty dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

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    Prep time: 5 minutes
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    Instructions

    1. Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

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    Updated by Beeta Hashempour on 6/12/2018

    Over the past seven years, Bari Koral has established herself not only as a beloved performer but also as a leading force in the “yoga for kids” movement. Bari’s catchy, pop-friendly tunes and interactive live shows featuring a creative blend of music and movement have gained her legions of fans, while many of her songs are also widely used in kids’ yoga classes and preschool classrooms. Bari is a certified yoga instructor and leads music and movement classes at an NYC school. Her songs are a regular feature on Sirius | XM Kids and her album and tours have been featured in a number of publications, including Washington Post, NY Post and New York Magazine. Bari is the host of Yogapalooza on Z Living.