Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Chocolate banana smoothie

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
268 Calories
6g Fat
49g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 268
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 280mg 22%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 789mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This chocolate banana smoothie recipe tastes just like a milkshake. But, with a whopping 8 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 29 percent of the recommended daily requirement for calcium, this chocolate banana smoothie makes a terrific and filling snack. Parents will also like the fact that it's cheaper than commercial smoothies and doesn't have any protein powders or additives.

This recipe is a great way to use up any bananas you might have in the freezer. If you use frozen bananas, cut back or eliminate the ice required in this recipe, unless you like your smoothie extra frosty.


  • 1 to 2 handfuls ice

  • 2 large bananas

  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla soy milk, nonfat

  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt, nonfat or low fat

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate hazelnut spread, such as Nutella

Steps to Make It

  1. Place ice in the bottom of your blender. Use a handful or two, less if you want your smoothie to be more like a juice drink, more if you want it to be like a milkshake.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients.

  3. Puree until smooth. Serve immediately.


Feel free to substitute plain yogurt or plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (full fat or nonfat), plain or vanilla,

Add 1 to 2 tablespoons peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter.

Add 1/4 cup frozen or fresh strawberries (if frozen, cut back on the ice you use).

Freeze the bananas ahead of time for an extra icy treat.