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Chunky Monkey Smoothie

This smoothie has seriously been on repeat every morning for breakfast. I wake up craving it, so I figured it deserved a special dedicated blog post! Let’s just say this is the superfood, super delicious spin on that popular banana ice cream with fudge chunks & nuts! 

This Chunky Monkey Smoothie has bragging rights with all of its health benefits! The raw cacao powder provides us with magnesium, fiber and antioxidants, the almond butter is a great source of protein and healthy fats, and bananas are awesome for potassium, B-vitamins, and vitamin C. {By the way… here’s a great article I found interesting on 25 Powerful Reasons to Eat Bananas.} Let’s also not forget about the mighty little chia seed! I add these tiny things to everything I can because they have no flavor, are so easy to throw into a recipe and provide additional antioxidants, omega fatty acids, calcium, protein and fiber.

What’s better than a smoothie that will satisfy your chunky monkey cravings {or honestly any chocolate cravings you might have!} and provide you with lots of energy, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and not to mention pretty skin and hair?!

Chunky Monkey Smoothie Ingredients

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen banana {make sure to peel bananas first before freezing them!}
1 ½ – 2 heaping tbsp pure almond butter {no sugar added, I love making my own at Whole Foods}
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp chia seeds

Cacao powder and chia seeds photo

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a high-powered blender.
  2. Pour into your favorite smoothie-drinking glass.
  3. Optional: top with fresh banana slices and dark chocolate chips. {my favorite choc chips are these from Enjoy Life that are dairy-free, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly}
  4. Cheers!

Bananas and Chocolate Chip Smoothie Photo

If you make this smoothie, I’d love to hear what you think!  Let me know in the comment section below or share a photo and make sure to tag me so I can see! You can find me at @NutritionByKara on insta!

xoxo

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