Chocolate Banana Breakfast Shake Recipe

Yields: 1 serving
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large frozen banana: Provides sweetness, creamy texture, and potassium.
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice: Use regular milk, soy milk, almond milk, etc.
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder: Gives the classic chocolate flavor.
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter of choice: Peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter add healthy fats and protein.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract: Enhances the overall flavor.
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional): For a warm, spiced note.
  • Sweetener of choice (optional): Honey, maple syrup, or a pinch of stevia if you like it sweeter.

Equipment:

  • High-powered blender

Instructions:

  • Combine ingredients: Add all ingredients (frozen banana, milk, cocoa powder, nut butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and optional sweetener) to your blender.
  • Blend until smooth: Blend on high speed until creamy, thick, and completely smooth. If the consistency is too thick, add a splash more milk and blend again.
  • Taste and adjust: Give your smoothie a taste. Add more sweetener if desired, or a bit more cocoa powder for a stronger chocolate flavor.
  • Serve immediately: Pour the chocolate banana breakfast shake into a tall glass and enjoy right away for best texture.

Tips:

  • Get creative with additions: Try a scoop of protein powder, a handful of spinach, chia seeds, or a dollop of Greek yogurt for a nutritional boost.
  • Ice for a frostier shake: Add a few ice cubes to the blender for a thicker, icier consistency.
  • Make it ahead: You can prepare the ingredients (except the banana) in a jar or blender container the night before and store it in the refrigerator. Add the frozen banana in the morning and blend.

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