I love this smoothie for a healthy treat, and it is also the perfect way to use frozen bananas in a tasty recipe! It is a much healthier option than many desserts, because it uses mostly whole food ingredients that are packed with nutrition. If you want to add even more nutritional value, add a handful of spinach before blending – I often do this, and you can’t even tell!
2 whole, frozen bananas
1 1/2 cups milk (I prefer an almond-coconut blend)
2 Tbsp toasted almonds
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (at least 70%, or as dark as you prefer)
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 pitted dates
Dash of nutmeg (optional for serving)
- Add all ingredients to a blender. The bananas should be used frozen, but allow them to thaw for 5-10 minutes in the blender to allow for easier blending. Turn the blender up to high speed, and mix at high speed until ingredients are blended and smooth.
- To serve: Pour the smoothie into glasses, and serve with a dash of nutmeg if desired. The smoothie is best if served right away, when it is still chilled.