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Banana Cacao Recovery Smoothie

A delicious, naturally-sweetenend, and healthy banana cacao recovery smoothie for helping you post-workout or after a rough night out.

Large jar filled with banana cacao recovery smoothie, on a bread board surrounded by ingredients

Originally, I thought that January would be a month of leveling out from the holidays, but for some reason I’ve found that this month has been filled with all kinds of events, birthdays, dinners and the like.

two very ripe bananas on a cutting board, one covered in ice

Not to mention, I’m working on the photos for Lindsay’s (Happy Herbivore) next cookbook and have been very busy with that. I’m really excited for this one and think that it will be even better than the last

several medjool dates on a cutting board

Some other things that inevitably come with January are people trying to eat better and be more physically active. This means that you may find yourself needing to recuperate after an awesome workout sooner than later. I have just the smoothie for you! Naturally sweetened with dates, combined with bananas and rich cacao nibs, plus a little vanilla to perfect it. It’s creamy, but not too thick and has a rich flavor.

Blender filled with dates, bananas, cacao, and ice

Loaded with potassium for hydration and carbohydrates for regeneration, it’ll help you out, big time. This is probably where I should mention that this smoothie is also great for hangovers ;). Plus, recovery drinks are important for drinking right after work outs because they reduce fatigue and prolonged muscle soreness. Just make sure to enjoy it right after your workout!

Large jar filled with banana cacao recovery smoothie, on a bread board surrounded by ingredients

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A delicious, naturally-sweetened, and healthy banana cacao recovery smoothie for helping you post-workout or after a rough night out.

Banana Cacao Recovery Smoothie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes

A healthy and sweet Recovery Smoothie made from dates, bananas and cacao nibs!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C . Frozen Banana, Peeled & Chopped
  • 4 Dates, Pitted & Soaked for 10-20 mins.
  • 1/2 C . Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1/2 C . Water
  • 2 T . Cacao Nibs + More for Garnish, optional
  • 1 tsp . Vanilla Extract
  • Ice, optional
  • Coconut Flakes, Garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except for garnish in a blender (preferably high-speed), and puree until completely smooth. Beware of Date Chunks.
  2. Pour until a large glass, garnish with coconut flakes and cacao nibs. Enjoy immensely!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 606Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 126gFiber: 12gSugar: 64gProtein: 3g

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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Large jar filled with banana cacao recovery smoothie, on a bread board surrounded by ingredients

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jack li

Saturday 6th of February 2021

your recipes are delicious and tasty.special thanx to you for banana recipes.hats off.

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