Light, velvety smooth, creamy and delicious, this Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie will be the most delicious way to start your day!
Smoothies are all the rage these days and with good reason. They are loaded with protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients.
All in one smoothie/shake.
I decided to make a delicious smoothie using raw cacao powder. I also love topping my smoothie with raw cacao nibs.
They are also packed with antioxidants and they add a wonderful crunch too. You can easily find these in your local grocery store or amazon which I linked here to make it easy for you.
I used Sunwarrior Classic Protein Powder. It's raw, organic, gmo-free, and free of any artificial flavors, sweeteners, additives or colors.
You can use whatever protein powder you like, just make sure you read all the ingredients. I always say that it is even more important to read the ingredient list even more so than your calories, protein, fat and carbohydrates.
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This smoothie is loaded with all wholesome ingredients that you and feel great about giving to your family. It is an added bonus that it's also creamy and tastes delicious too.
I promise the kids won't even know how healthy this is or that there is actually spinach in there. Once you add the cacao powder, it does a fantastic job of covering up any slight green color from the spinach.
Trust me, I know all about sneaking in vegetables and nutrients whenever I can. Then when they get older like tweens and teenagers, you can easily explain just how important vegetables are for vitamins, minerals and nutrients and hopefully once they understand the reason why, they will be more open to trying more of them.
This is perfect for breakfast or a mid-morning snack (that's when I usually have it). It's packed with protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and is great either before or after a workout.
It's super simple to make and easy enough to take with you on the go which is always helpful on those busy mornings.
And we all know how annoying and hectic those mornings can be. Let's try to simplify things and make a little easier, even if it's just a tiny bit easier.
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1 scoop protein powder of your choice
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup baby spinach you won't even taste it!
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup almond milk
- handful of ice
- cacao nibs for topping
- Pour into blender and blend until smooth!
Here are some more healthy, delicious smoothie recipes that I thought you might like:
Vegan Blueberry Lavender Smoothie from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Healthy Breakfast Smoothie from Well Plated
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
How to Make a Healthy Smoothie from Wholefully
Coconut Quinoa Smoothie from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Healthy Smoothie Recipe from food with Feeling
Cherry Lime Smoothie Bowl from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Healthy Smoothie Recipe from Two Peas and their Pod
Banana Split Smoothie from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
If you make this Banana Chocolate Protein Smoothie or any of the other recipes I have shared with you, please some back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
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