Hope you had a great weekend! I thought I’d switch things up from my regular #MoveitMondays post and share a smoothie with you for Williams-Sonoma Smoothie Week! The folks over at Willlams-Sonoma asked me to create a fun and quirky smoothie for Smoothie Week and I thought what’s better than to create a Secret Green Chocolate Banana smoothie that has all the rich and decadence of chocolate plus all the super power of a green smoothie! That’s a win-win if I ever heard one 😉
As you know, smoothies are a big part of my life. When I go a couple days without a smoothie my body begins to crave the instant nutrition and greens stored in my daily smoothies. And when I wake up, my my favorite way to start my day is with a big green smoothie – I love throwing all the ingredients into the blender and swirling them around until a beautiful green smoothie appears before my eyes! It feels great knowing that I’ve started the day with a nutritional oomph that leaves me feeling totally energized! That’s real fast food, amiright?!
But I know that not everybody has jumped on the smoothie bandwagon. Honestly, before I was a “smoothie person” I couldn’t stand the thought of a smoothie. The thought of blended up fruits and vegetables was not appealing to me at all. That was until I started experimenting with delicious fruits and vegetables that actually taste good together!
And what’s a better way to sway the smoothie critics than to create a rich and delicious Chocolate Banana Smoothie that’s actually a green smoothie in disguise! *hehe*
The secret “weapon” in my morning smoothies is Chlorella powder. Have you heard of Chlorella? It’s tasteless, super potent and filled with so much nutritional goodness it’s hard to beat. Chlorella is basically a green algae that packs a great, condensed nutritional punch. When I found out that Chlorella, gram per gram, contains twice the amount of protein than spinach, is super rich in iron, B vitamins and contains all of the essential amino acids plus so much more, I knew that Chlroella had to become a must in my morning routine!
So drink up and have a fabulous Smoothie Week, Cheers! 🙂
What are your go-to secret smoothie ingredient(s)?
- 2 bananas, frozen and chopped up
- ½ cup almond milk or milk of choice
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp cacao/cocoa powder
- 1 tsp chlorella powder
- Dried Coconut
- Dried Cranberries
- Goji Berries
- Chia Seeds
- Cocoa Nibs
- Add bananas, almond milk, vanilla extract, cocoa powder and chlorella powder to a blender and blend until the smoothie is creamy and smooth. Add more almond milk, by the tablespoon, if a thinner smoothie is preferred.
- Serve in your favorite glass and garnish with toppings of choice.
If you do try this Secret Green Chocolate Banana Smoothie or any other recipes of mine, I love hearing about it! Insta or Tweet it to me (@cearaskitchen with hashtag #cearaskitchen) or Facebook it to me via the Ceara’s Kitchen Facebook Page!