Say hello to this delicious, super-easy-to-make treat of a smoothie!
I came up with this creation on the fly when the little peeps asked for smoothies on the weekend, and I used only ingredients I had on hand. The results were surprisingly lovely (though I suppose it is hard to go wrong with the ol’ chocolate-banana combo!). The kids enjoyed mini smoothies (of maybe 150 ml each) and my husband and I enjoyed the rest!
I am now fast approaching the 3rd trimester of this third pregnancy… and finding it hard to believe! Those of you who were “with me” during the last pregnancy may remember what a challenge it was at times (and I am forever grateful for your support). This pregnancy has been the easiest of the three in many ways but, as opposed to my last pregnancy which literally forced me to prioritise myself and my wellbeing, this one has seen me face a new challenge of setting boundaries/limits without a high-risk diagnosis to back up my decisions. I am reaching a point in the process where I am genuinely looking forward to taking a step back from all the busyness, nesting up and resting up… and catching up properly with all of you.
It’s been too long!
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this yumminess…
❤ MM x
CHOC BANANA PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
(with coconut cream and grated chocolate)
2 ripe bananas, chopped and frozen
2 tbsp your favourite chocolate protein powder* (I used Purple Balance, which is refined sugar-free)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
750 ml of your favourite plant-based milk (I used Oatly, but almond would be great too)
Half a square of dark chocolate for grating (I used Lindt 90%)
A couple of generous spoonfuls of coconut cream, ideally whipped with a pinch of vanilla powder
- Pop all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth.
- Pour and serve immediately with a little coconut cream and grated chocolate.
*If you don’t have protein powder on hand or would prefer to use an alternative, why not try my chocolate fudge sauce? Make one quantity of the fudge sauce and add it in place of chocolate protein powder. Start by whizzing the smoothie ingredients listed above, minus the vanilla extract, along with the fudge sauce. Have a little taste, then decide if you want to add the vanilla extract too. Give everything another quick whizz if you decide to use it. Serve as suggested.