Mom's Morning Boost - Cocoa-Banana Smoothie Recipe!by The Nutrition Twins
Just say the words “banana” “cocoa” and “smoothie” in the same sentence, and we’re already perking up.
So, if you’re like us and want a boost before your race your kids off to camp or the pool, then look no further. This simple yet filling smoothie is a great way to get that jump start you're get into the day.
Bananas are a great source of energy-revving carbohydrates and potassium, which invigorates your muscles and gives them the "umph" to contract again and again.
This banana-split-inspired breakfast smoothie also contains fiber from the banana a well as plenty of protein from both tofu and soymilk that will keep your energy level constant, so you don’t experience a sugar crash. It will definitely keep you satisfied until lunchtime.
We certainly love our chocolate, as even the faintest smell has a way of putting smiles on our faces, and this recipe satisfies that sweet tooth. Enjoy!
- 1 banana (frozen--we put it in the freezer the night before)
- 1/2 cup silken tofu
- 1/2 cup soymilk
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
Slice banana and freeze until firm. (We do this the night before). Blend tofu, soymilk, cocoa and honey in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, add the banana slices through the hole in the lid and continue to puree until smooth.
Drink and enjoy!
Nutrition information: Calories: 295, Fat: 6.4g, Carbohydrates: 54g, Fiber: 7.5g, Protein: 19g