Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Chocolate Power Smoothies

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Chocolate Power Smoothies


Are you trying to eat healthier in 2015?
Here is a fun smoothie with a secret ingredient!
 
 
I made these smoothies a few days ago for the Little Miss and I.   She is a child that keeps me on my toes.  Quite honestly she never gives me a break.  It's exhausting at times.  One thing that helps to curb her enthusiasm towards life is to give her tasks in the kitchen.

 
These tasks keep her busy.  And I've found that if she helps me make something in the kitchen, that girl will eat anything.  For three years old she is a pretty darn adventurous eater.
 
The key to making this smoothie smooth and creamy {like a milkshake!} is the secret ingredient.
 
Avocado.
 
Avocados are a good, healthy fat and I've put them in everything from traditional guacamole to brownies.  {They can replace butter in many desserts}.
 

I would recommend having this smoothie as a little pick-me-up mid-mornings, especially if your mornings start early like mine.  They are also easy to take on the road in the car just slip in a few ice cubes to keep it cold and you are good to go!
 
Or you can just enjoy some down time with your little one, sit on the kitchen counter and slurp away.  Whatever floats your boat.
 
Chocolate Power Smoothies
Print this Recipe!
 
1 frozen banana
1/2 of avocado
1/4 c. peanut butter
1 c. milk
1 c. vanilla Greek yogurt
1 c. of ice
1 T. honey
2 t. cocoa
 
1.  Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until thick and creamy, adding more milk if too thick.
2.  Makes two 1 1/2 c. servings.
 
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Here is a sneak peak at what is coming up!
 
Smoky Pan-Seared Paprika Chicken
Oatmeal Fruit & Nut Bars
Sticky Asian Meatballs
 
Some good eats folks!

2 comments:

  1. Love this smoothie idea!! Sounds like the perfect solution for a mid-day or post-workout snack! Love it!

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  2. Yum! So good. I love reading smoothie recipes. I'm def going to have to make this.

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