I just purchased my first jar of raw cocao powder, and want to use it in as many recipes as I can! So naturally I infused my morning smoothie with some! Not only is raw cocao a superfood filled with antioxidants but it also improves your blood circulation, and lowers your risk of heart disease. It gives your recipes a chocolaty flavor without an overwhelming amount of sweetness. Which allows you to control the sugars that you consume. I like using bananas for this specific reason. To sweeten my smoothies and other recipes, in a natural way.
Now that I'm back home from Europe and reunited with my blender, I'm going to be making smoothies every morning! I didn't have a blender in Europe and was seriously going through withdrawals, It seemed like every recipe I wanted to make required a blender, and I couldn't make smoothies in the morning!
The frozen banana makes this smoothie rich, sweet, and creamy. The raw cocao powder adds a dark chocolate flavor, and the peanut butter adds protein and brings this smoothie together. This recipe tastes like a peanut butter cup! Be sure to use organic ripened bananas, because the flavor they provide makes all the difference. You don't have to feel guilty drinking this in the morning! Super healthy and flavorful! Its even a great option to make this when you're craving something sweet! Hope you enjoy this as much as as I did!
Yields 2 Servings
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 TBSP peanut butter
- 2 TBSP raw cocao powder
- 2 1/2 cups almond milk
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!