|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||16%|
|Total Carbohydrate 49g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||17%|
|Total Sugars 29g|
|Vitamin C 12mg||59%|
|*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.|
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.
2 ounces ice about a handful or two
2 large bananas
1 1/2 cups vanilla soy milk
1/4 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon chocolate hazelnut spread, such as Nutella
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.
Add the remaining ingredients.
Puree until smooth. Serve immediately.
Makes 2 servings.
Per serving: 259 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 48 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 8 g protein, 10% vitamin A, 20% vitamin C, 29% calcium, 9% iron.
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.