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Chocolate Almond Smoothies

Craving a treat but don’t want to break the calorie bank? Try this chocolate almond smoothie recipe. It tastes like a shake, but has the goodness of smoothie ingredients like banana, almond milk and almond butter. Cocoa powder provides a chocolate fix, while pure maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness. Sip on this, and skip the ice cream.

Chocolate Almond Smoothies
1 cup unsweetened vanilla or original almond milk
2 medium bananas, sliced
2 tablespoons almond butter or 20 raw almonds, chopped
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or agave syrup
1 cup ice cubes

Add almond milk, bananas, almond butter, cocoa powder and maple syrup to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Add ice; cover and blend until smooth.

Makes 2 servings

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  • Heide M. February 12, 2011, 3:36 pm

    This smoothies sounds perfect for a healthy Valentines Day. Where can you find Agave Nectar?

  • Elka April 16, 2013, 4:30 am

    This looks soo yummy but I’m suddenly allergic to bananas :( do I have I use banana in this one?

  • Jen April 26, 2013, 7:35 am

    Hi Elka- The bananas help thicken and sweeten the smoothie, so if you leave them out you’ll want to add a different fruit like strawberries or mango. If you like the flavor of chocolate combined with one of those fruits, it’s worth a try.
    Thanks,
    Jen

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