Chocolate Banana Velvet Smoothie

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by Zuzu Cheddars

over 2 years ago

This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Late Night Snack.


This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe to Kick Off a Healthy New Year.


Testing Notes From Whole Foods:

If you're a fan of the classic peanut butter-banana-chocolate combo, then you'll love this healthy take on it's smoothie sibling. Zuzu Cheddars' velvety shake has a wonderfully rich, thick body from adding coconut yogurt and SunButter, and a pleasant sweetness from the banana and almond milk. The best part is, this is a guilt-free snack, because you'll get a generous amount of fiber from the Salba (we recommend using an equal amount of chia seeds if you can't find it). This takes no time to whip up, so it's a great way to start or finish your day.

Velvety blend of banana and chocolate spiked with high protein - dairy free, vegan!

Serves 1-2

  • 1 Frozen banana (peel before freezing)
  • 1 cup Almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 2 teaspoons Cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons Salba
  • 1/3 cup Coconut yogurt (plain)
  • 1-2 tablespoon Sunflower seed butter (Sunbutter)
  • dashes Cinammon powder
  • 6 ice cubes
  1. Add all ingredients into a blender (Vitamix 5200 recommended). Start on variable speed low, raise speed, turn to high, blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into tall glass, enjoy with a straw.
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Nutrition Info:

PER SERVING:

  • 321 calories
  • 13g total fat
  • 7g saturated fat
  • 30mg cholesterol
  • 105mg sodium
  • 48g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 24g sugar)
  • 7g protein
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    Gorda Chubinator says: I'm pretty disappointed with this recipe being chosen as the winner. I tried it and it's good, but basically it's just a smoothie with a bunch of ingredients that nobody has available in their pantries. I also don't see how it relates to the special "twist" in the contest guidelines about being especially appealing for fathers. My dad would never go for a health-smoothie in the middle of the night! How was this recipe especially appropriate for Father's Day? Oh well, no hard feelings... enjoy your Whole Foods shopping spree! (I guess I'm just jealous... I'm gonna go have some pumpkin brownies and call it a night...)

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    DaveDips says: what is salba?

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    RussianChef says: Salba, by the way, is a high-protein, highly nutritious grain from South America that is used, finely ground, in a number of recipes, from baked goods to other things. You could probably substitute chia seeds or even a little flax meal if you didn't have Salba. But Salba has so much fiber, antioxidants, Omegas, etc. that you should try it! For more info, go to www.salba.info or www.salbasmart.com

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    soopy says: fantastic so delicious...and easy to make

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    McQueenA says: Sounds awesome! What are some other substitutions? I usually don't have some of that stuff in my pantry (ie sunflower butter, almond milk..)

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    RussianChef says: You could replace sunbutter with peanutbutter (or any nutbutter). You could also replace almond milk with soymilk, rice milk, regular milk. The flavor will change slightly but the texture and overall character should remain the same.

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    BottomsUp says: what the heck is salba?

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    Glutenfreemama says: Salba is great! I think Whole Foods sells it in the baking supplies aisle. It is a gluten-free super grain with lots of fiber, calcium, protein, iron, and other important stuff in it. You can use it pretty much like flaxmeal to boost nutrition in your food with just a small amount. Enjoy it!

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    lockster says: SunButter! At long last people are seeing the way, and finding Sunbutter! Viva the PitStop Smoothie!

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    ohyeah says: Wow! This recipe is genius...planning to share with friends and family!

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    Glutenfreemama says: So delicious!!! Already made this several times...hope the recipe wins!

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