Banana Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie

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Lactose-free and very filling, perfect for a healthy start to any morning. Add whey protein mix to add an extra long-lasting energy boost. Start the night before for fresh homemade almond milk or pick up a carton at your local grocery store to save time

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk

  • 1 banana

  • 1 ½ ounces dark chocolate bar (such as Hershey's® Special Dark), broken into pieces

  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (Optional)

Directions

  1. Combine almond milk, banana, dark chocolate, and protein powder in a blender; blend until smooth.

Cook's Notes:

To make homemade almond milk: Soak 1 cup raw almonds in a bowl with 2 cups water, 8 hours to overnight. Transfer almonds and water to a blender and blend until it reaches a pasty consistency. Pour mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer into a bowl, squeezing excess liquid out of the almond meal. The remaining almond meal can be used in baking after it has been dried out a bit.

If making homemade almond milk, total time increases to about 10 hours to allow almonds to soak completely, so start the night before.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

503 Calories
18g Fat
69g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 503
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 346mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 342mg 26%
Iron 13mg 73%
Potassium 720mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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