Protein-Packed Dessert for Breakfast Smoothie!

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When you don’t have time to make elaborate breakfast recipes, and want to be on the healthier side, a great smoothie recipe is the way to go. This Dessert for Breakfast Smoothie is rich and delicious, but also nutritious! It doesn’t hurt that smoothies are very easy to make, either.

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Protein-Packed Dessert for Breakfast Smoothie! When you don’t have time to make elaborate breakfast recipes, and want to be a little more on the healthy side, a great smoothie recipe is the way to go. Frozen banana chunks balance out the bitter cocoa with their natural sweetness and creamy peanut butter adds some body to this breakfast, while chia seeds offer even more nutritional benefits. Ingredients: 1 Large Frozen Banana 1 Heaping Tbsp. of Cocoa Powder 1 1/2 Tbsp. Creamy Peanut Butter (I used Justin’s Organic Peanut Butter) 1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds 1/4-1/2 Cup Water or Non-Dairy Milk Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, add more liquid if needed, and puree until smooth. Let still for 3-5 minutes so that the chia seeds are easier for your body to digest and so that you absorb their nutrients better.

Using frozen banana chunks in this recipe balances out the bitter cocoa with their natural sweetness. While creamy peanut butter adds some body to this breakfast, and chia seeds offer more fiber and protein.

Ingredients for Dessert for Breakfast Smoothie

Of course, you can easily customize this Dessert for Breakfast recipe to your preferences! Try using sunbutter instead of PB for a nut-free version. Or, add a handful of baby spinach for more iron. Some of you may be looking for an even higher protein content. If that’s you, try leaving out the cocoa powder, and using a scoop of chocolate protein powder instead.

Dessert For Breakfast Smoothie

Dessert For Breakfast Smoothie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

When you don’t have time to make elaborate breakfasts, and want to be on the healthier side, this Dessert for Breakfast smoothie recipe is the way to go!

Ingredients

  • 1 large frozen banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Water or Non-Dairy Milk
  • 6 ice cubes, optional

Instructions

    Place all ingredients in a blender, add more liquid if needed, and puree until smooth. Let still for 3 minutes and blend again to fully break down the chia seeds.

Notes

Sub the cocoa powder for a 1/2 scoop of your favorite, vegan chocolate protein powder for a bump in protein!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 Smoothie
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 444Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 19gSugar: 3gProtein: 16g

The nutrition information is calculated by a plug-in, and isn't always accurate. Please calculate your own with the products that you use, as it will be different for everyone.

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UPDATE: I first made this smoothie back in 2011, when I was pretty new to food and very new to veganism. As you can see, I used Hershey Cocoa Powder here. But, if you’re able to, please buy fair trade cocoa instead!

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If you love this Dessert for Breakfast Smoothie, here are a few more options you may like!

Layered Strawberry Peach Smoothie:

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Banana Cacao Recovery Smoothie: (with lots of potassium!)

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Green Mojito Smoothie from The Perfect Blend cookbook

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This smoothie is also part of my High-Protein Meal Prep for Two menu!

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