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Chocolate Banana Smoothie with Espresso
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Chocolate Espresso Smoothie

This rich and thick chocolate espresso smoothie is made with banana for a refined sugar-free, healthy breakfast with a kick.
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Keyword breakfast, chocolate, coffee, dairy-free, drinks, easy, espresso, healthy, smoothie, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1 cup Almond milk (You can also use your fave non-dairy milk!)
  • 2 Tbsps organic cocoa powder (You can also use cacao powder)
  • 1-2 Tbsps pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • Chopped vegan chocolate
  • Sliced bananas
  • Hemp seeds
  • Granola

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender (adding the bananas first, then the rest following) and blend until smooth.
  • Adjust the amount of milk (or add ice), depending on desired consistency, adding 1 tablespoon more at a time, if needed.
  • To serve—grab a glass and pour smoothie into it and top with chopped chocolate, sliced bananas, and/or hemp seeds.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Notes

STORAGE: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly sealed or in a covered mason jar, ensuring that you drink it within the same day for best taste and consistency.
WHAT PLANT-BASED MILKS ARE GOOD FOR THIS RECIPE? My go-to plant-based brand for Almond milk when using store-bought is Califia Farms. However, you can always use your fave or one of the following: Almond, coconut milk, homemade oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), homemade cashew milk, flax milk, potato milk, etc.