Creamy Banana, Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Smoothie

So I must say, this smoothie can be a little dangerous because it’s sooo good! I definitely treat this as a special treat and wouldn’t have it on a regular basis.  BUT there’s a few tricks to keep it a healthy & protein-packed smoothie.

Ingredients: 

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  • 1 Frozen banana (peel, divide into chunks & freeze)
  • 3/4 c. Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 c. Plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Espresso brew ice cubes (brew a pot of espresso roast coffee and pour into ice tray to freeze)
  • 1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
  • 6 nuts of your choice: I used almonds & walnuts
  • 12 Dark chocolate (semi-sweet) chocolate chips or carob chips

Directions: 

  1. Prepare & portion all ingredients to be blended together     IMG_5234
  2. Blend ingredients until smooth.  Add more almond milk for a thinner texture IMG_5196

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Enjoy this creamy smoothie in moderation.  It’s the perfect protein-packed treat to satisfy a sweet tooth.  This is also a smart substitution for a blended coffee drink, like a frappuccino, which would contain much more sugar and significantly less protein than this flavorful smoothie.

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