Lately I’ve been on a smoothie craze, whenever I finish working out, I love making and enjoying my favorite smoothies. I’ve previously shared recipes for berry smoothie, mango coconut smoothie, green tea smoothie, and how to make healthy smoothies on Just One Cookbook.
As some of you know, prior to this year I’ve never worked out in a gym. As I spend many late nights working on the blog and sometimes get really tired during the day, Mr. JOC encouraged me to hire a personal trainer to get my body back in shape. I would have totally resisted in the prior years but since I am getting older and want to stay healthy, I listened and started working out. Guess what, I love it! I feel like I have more energy and my body feels lighter and stronger.
After my workout, the first thing I do when I get home is to make a smoothie. For the liquid for the smoothies, I use Silk’s almond milk, coconut milk, and soy milk and they all tastes delicious.
When I went grocery shopping the other day to stock up, I brought my daughter with me and in the milk section, she saw Silk’s chocolate soy milk and her eyes lit up. She begged me buy it for her and I couldn’t resist. My children are a bit lactose intolerant so I know by buying soy milk, they’ll be fine consuming it without having trouble.
A few days ago when I came home from my workout and was getting ready for my smoothie routine, I opened my fridge and realized that the only liquid I had was the chocolate soy milk. I read the nutrition and it seems to be a good source of calcium and protein without containing too much calories.
So I decided to treat myself to a chocolate banana smoothie. Oh my, it was delicious! Taste of smooth chocolate with just a hint of banana. When my children came home from school that day I made it for them and added whipped cream and a bit of sprinkles on top. The delight on their face was priceless!
In addition to my regular Silk drinks, I’ll be adding chocolate soy milk to the mix as a treat!
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- 1 medium banana
- 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 4 ice cubes (if you don't use frozen banana)
- ¾ cup Silk Chocolate Soy Milk
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Your choice of sprinkles (optional)
- Put banana, cocoa powder, ice cubes and chocolate soy milk in an electric blender/mixer or NutriBullet.
- Blend until all the ingredients are combined and smooth.
- Pour into a glass (or 2 small glasses). Add whipped cream and your choice of sprinkles, if desired.
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