With healthy eating, it’s important to take an approach that embraces moderation. Sometimes, especially if you are dieting, you can start to want to rebel a bit in your food choices and sweet things may start to sound noticeably and undeniably more appealing.
This Chocolate Banana Smoothie Recipe is a great choice to satisfy a bit of a sweet tooth. The dark chocolate makes it hard to believe that this treat is healthy, but it is.
It’s not just that this recipes satisfies a craving for chocolate, it also has sound nutritional benefits. The banana adds fiber, potassium, and protein. The yogurt benefits healthy digestion via a generous dose of probiotics. Drink this when you are looking for a snack or meal that only tastes like a guilty pleasure.
In order to keep this blend healthy, make sure that you choose dark chocolate. It is full of antioxidants and in conjunction with other health conscious choices, it may even help protect the heart from various diseases (as if you really needed an excuse to eat it).
What you’ll need
¼ Cup milk
¾ Cup plain or vanilla yogurt
3 Dove Chocolates (dark) or roughly 2-3 Tbsp Chips
1 Cup ice
Get your sweet tooth on
Pour the milk onto the blades of the blender. Add the banana, chocolate, and yogurt and mix well. Next add ice and blend until there are no ice or chocolate pieces left.
Makes one large serving.
Make your smoothie even healthier by using plain yogurt. It has much less sugar than flavored yogurt. It’s hard to even tell the difference between flavored and non in a smoothie, but if you really don’t like the taste of the plain yogurt, you can always add in a little natural vanilla flavoring and/or honey to sweeten it up a bit in a way that keeps it healthy.
Total Fat: 11 g
Saturated Fat: 7.5 g
Cholesterol: 21 mg
Sodium: 181 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 57 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 42 g
Protein: 15 g