Recipe: Chocolate Banana Blueberry Smoothie

I love smoothies! I started drinking smoothies two years ago, and I’ve never looked back. My smoothies are the healthy kind (not the kind loaded with sugar and juice). I drink them for breakfast paired with a sprouted grain toast with non-dairy butter, almond butter, or peanut butter. Or, I drink them post-workout since they have a scoop of protein.

My first smoothies were filled with veggies and fruits and super chunky! They were brown, green, puprle, and all shades in between.

These days I’ve modified my smoothie recipe to the point of perfection. No – I’ve never actually followed a smoothie recipe from the internet. Why? I’m not sure. I assumed I could just figure it out myself. I had fun experimenting and using my noggin’.

I primarily use smoothies as a means to dose myself with a serving of veggies, fruits, and nutrition from a variety of sources. I have a green smoothie recipe that is my staple, but these days I’ve been experimenting with chocolate and cacao. I’ll share my green smoothie recipe another day.

Today I want to share my Chocolate Banana Blueberry Smoothie.  The recipe is as follows…

  • 1 and 1/4 cup of organic, unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate vegan pea protein powder
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • 1 tblsp organic cacao powder
  • 2 tsps raw, organic maca powder
  • 2 tblsps flaxseeds or flaxseed power

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth! Voila! A delicious and nutritious chocolate banana smoothie.

If you want a dose of veggies, replace the blueberries with 1 cup of spinach. You might think greens + chocolate would taste funny, but the added cacao covers the taste of the greens. It’s especially helpful if you use spinach because spinach blends really well, unlike kale or other greens. Kale is edgy and spiky and sometimes takes longer to blend. At least, that’s the case with my blender.

So, that’s my chocolate banana blueberry smoothie! Try it out and let me know what you think.

With love,

Paula D Jones