Just say the words “banana” “cocoa” and “smoothie” in the same sentence and we’re already perking up. So if you’re like us and then look no further for an energy boost that will keep you going through your morning. This simple yet filling smoothie is a great way to jump start your energy for the day.
Bananas are a great source of energy-revving carbohydrates, potassium, which energizes your muscles and gives them the umph to contract. This banana-split-inspired breakfast smoothie also contains fiber from the banana a well as plenty of protein from both tofu and soymilk that will keep your energy level constant, so you don’t experience a sugar crash. It will also keep you satisfied until lunchtime.
We certainly love our chocolate, as even the faintest smell has a way of putting smiles on our faces, and this recipe satisfies that sweet tooth. Enjoy!
Banana Cocoa Soy Smoothie
1/2 cup silken tofu
1/2 cup soymilk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
Slice banana and freeze until firm. Blend tofu, soymilk, cocoa and honey in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, add the banana slices through the hole in the lid and continue to puree until smooth.
Calories: 295, Fat: 6.4g, Carbohydrates: 54g, Fiber: 7.5g, Protein: 19g
Do you have any healthy recipe ideas that incorporate cocoa? Have you ever used tofu or soymilk in a smoothie?