Chunky Monkey Smoothie

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Summary

A creamy-rich chocolate smoothie that’s also nutrient-rich (and with the option of getting in some greens)!

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

Ingredients

 2 cups plant-based milk (plain or vanilla, unsweetened)
 2 cups banana slices (frozen ripe or overripe)
 ¾ cup organic baby spinach leaves (optional, +¼ cup as desired, loosely packed cups, see Chef’s Notes)
 3 tbsp almond butter (+1 Tbsp as desired, See Chef’s Notes)
 3 tbsp chocolate protein powder (optional, +1 Tbsp as desired, see Chef’s Notes)
 3 tbsp shredded coconut (optional, unsweetened)
 2 tbsp cocoa powder (fair or direct trade)

Directions

Chef's Notes

Spinach
We don’t notice the spinach in this smoothie, so it’s a good way to get in those extra greens. Any more than 1 cup, however, and it does change the color of the smoothie enough. So start with less and see how it goes!

Almond Butter
Roasted almond butter tastes great! You can substitute other nut butters like cashew butter or peanut butter.

Protein Powder
Choose a high-quality plant-based protein powder. If you don’t want to use any, feel free to omit it. You can add another tablespoon of cocoa powder in its place. Without chocolate protein powder, you may want to add a few pitted dates or a touch of maple syrup to sweeten to taste.

Storage
Store leftovers in an airtight container or mason jar for up to 2 days. Add more milk as needed for consistency.

Recipe from Plant-Powered Families by Dreena Burton adapted for WHOLE Life Club (WLC)

Ingredients

 2 cups plant-based milk (plain or vanilla, unsweetened)
 2 cups banana slices (frozen ripe or overripe)
 ¾ cup organic baby spinach leaves (optional, +¼ cup as desired, loosely packed cups, see Chef’s Notes)
 3 tbsp almond butter (+1 Tbsp as desired, See Chef’s Notes)
 3 tbsp chocolate protein powder (optional, +1 Tbsp as desired, see Chef’s Notes)
 3 tbsp shredded coconut (optional, unsweetened)
 2 tbsp cocoa powder (fair or direct trade)

Directions

Chunky Monkey Smoothie