Friday, October 1, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

choc pb banana smoothie

I use the Bella Cucina Rocket Blender to make my smoothies.

This is my fall smoothie, not as ice cold as a frozen fruit smoothie. For best results, definitely mix up the cocoa with a bit of hot water and have some frozen bananas on hand. I usually just steal a little bit of sweetie man's coffee for hot water, the bananas I cut up into chunks and put one banana per ziploc bag in the freezer.

Very chocolatey, sweet but not too sweet.

2 Tbsp cocoa
2 Tbsp hot water
frozen banana
2 Tbsp peanut butter
plain silk hemp milk

Mix the cocoa and hot water in a small bowl. Put the frozen banana in the blender cup, then the cocoa and peanut butter. I use pretty heaping tablespoons of peanut butter, so it's probably closer to three tablespoons. Pour in enough hemp milk to just about cover the banana.

Screw on the cap, stick the cup on the motor base, and blend for 30 seconds. Then take it off the base and give it a little shake to get anything that's stuck on the top of the cup. Blend for another 20 seconds or until the smoothie is churning freely from top to bottom.