August 28, 2011

Banana-Cocoa Smoothie

Hurricane Irene is causing major destruction in the east coast this weekend. As I type, I can hear the wind blowing and the pouring rain. They say there are thousands of people without power due to fallen trees. I can see a big tree limb from a neighbors tree in our backyard. I just hope my tomatoes and bottle gourd survive the hurricane (I know I'm being a little wane, but can't help thinking of them).


So for today I have this very simple smoothie that I made for snack time the other day. If you have frozen bananas this is a snap to make. I have been storing my over-ripe bananas in the freezer, so they can be used in some way or the other rather than throwing them out.


Smoothie has only 5 ingredients and is very filling. I had it with some pita chips and hummus.


Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine.
Ingredients:
Bananas - 2 frozen
Soy milk - 2 cups (original recipe called for Chocolate soy milk, use it if you have it)
Cocoa powder - 2tsp (reduce the amount if you are use chocolate soy milk)
Agave Nectar - 2tsp
Ground Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
Ice cubes - 8 (optional)

Method
  • Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Enjoy!!

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked up for Day 6 of BM# 8.

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19 comments:

  1. stay safe Pavani..lovely smoothie!!

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  2. lovely banana and chocolate are great combination. Love your serving in the jar.

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  3. Yummm... looks very tasty....

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  4. We were craving smoothies today but had no electricity to power up the blender!!! But now the power is back and these look like just the right thing to top off a difficult weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I always store bananas in the freezer to be used later for banana bread. This is another great idea to use up those frozen bananas!

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  6. A classic breakfast drink n the pics are so neat!
    US Masala

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  7. Lovely combination.. love the presentation too.. gr8 job dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  8. Pavani,T.C ....smoothie looks real cool n inviting.

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  9. I think banana and chocolate are perfect for each other!...very perfect drink it is for sure! :) yum!

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  10. So did you veggie survive the hurricane? The smoothie looks very refreshing!

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  11. Thank you all.

    CL, we put all the plants in containers in the garage. So they are fine. Tomatoes are fine. Lauki I think too a beating, I'm waiting to see if it will survive.

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  12. Thanks for a great idea- this was so good! I doubled the bananas and cocoa but left the milk the same. This gave it the texture and taste of a chocolate milkshake- it was SO GOOD! I also added some homemade pb but I couldn't really taste it, lol. Now I know to always freeze my going-bad bananas!

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  13. The recipe looks great. Can I try this with regular milk instead of Soy Milk?

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