Delicious smoothie made of banana, coffee and cocoa powder, it has protein from almonds, make it skinny with addition of dates.
Mocha bannaa dates smoothie is simple to put together with ingredients in the pantry. Mocha banana dates smoothie in the Red book Magazine. The recipe looked interesting; and also was termed as skinny version in the book hence I decided to try it.
How to make Mocha Banana Dates Smoothie?
You need these ingredients to make this smoothie.
I realized that my kids most likely would not drink it as it would most likely be slightly bitter from cocoa powder.
So I changed recipe slightly by adding dates to the smoothie, and also used instant coffee powder for left over coffee and instead of almond butter(which I did not have in my hand), I substituted with 6 almonds which correspond to 1 tablespoon of almond butter according to this site. It is great one to start your breakfast or as evening snack. You can skip the dates if you don’t want additional sugar in your smoothie.
Frozen bannaa adds creaminess to smoothie . It adds light sweentess also. Act as a thickenner too in smoothie recipes.
Make sure to soak dates for few hours in water, so that it won’t hurt the blender blade. Add frozen banana, instant coffee powder, water, milk, 6 almonds, 5 soaked dates and 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and blend well, enjoy you will love it. I am 100% sure about that.
Here comes the recipe
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Mocha Banana Date Smoothie
- 1 large frozen banana cut into chunks
- ½ cup water
- ½ teaspoon instant coffee powder*
- ½ cup 2% milk/ diary free milk for vegan options
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder plus more for dusting
- 6 almonds or 1 Tbsp almond butter
- Chocolate-covered espresso beans for garnish (optional)
- Place banana, ½ teaspoon instant coffee powder, water, milk, soaked dates, cocoa powder, and almonds in a blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
- Pour smoothie into a glass. Dust with cocoa powder and top with a few crushed chocolate-covered espresso beans, if desired.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.