This Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie is the closest thing to a healthy version of a frosty, you won’t believe it!

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If there’s one piece of equipment that gets a lot of use in our kitchen it would be our blender, obviously. I make a Pregnancy Smoothie every day, my husband makes a Crazy Healthy Smoothie each morning and Chloe an Avocado Shake at least twice a week, and Gemma and Kenya love just about any type of smoothie I can make. Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to get tons of nutrition with foods that are also easy to digest and just make you feel good all over. 

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This week, I wanted to make something sweet in the middle of the day so I whipped up this Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie. I was craving chocolate, but didn’t want anything too heavy so I took a few handfuls of frozen banana chunks that we always keep in a huge zipper bag in the freezer, almond butter, pure unsweetened cocoa powder, hemp seeds and unsweetened vanilla almond milk to make what turned out to be the closest healthy creation to a frosty milkshake I’ve ever consumed. If you’ve ever had a Frosty from Wendy’s (my childhood fast food craving), this would be it’s “good for you” cousin. Cold and creamy, but also nutritious.

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I popped a few extras in the freezer in mason jar glasses and right before it was time to pick up the kids we grabbed them to take to school for pick up. P.S. I love these mason jar covers and lids and straws for to-go smoothies!

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When the kids saw these smoothies, their eyes totally lit up! They thought it was the most decadent midday treat I had ever brought them. They were enjoying them so much I didn’t even need to tell them they’re actually good for them!

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If you’re looking for more smoothie recipes plus tips and tricks check out my Smoothie Project cookbook! And for smoothie gear and supplements, my amazon store is the perfect place for you. 

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Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

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Servings: 1 1/4 cups
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 2 chopped frozen bananas
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon hemp hearts

Instructions 

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. This was SO good. There is seriosuly never a need for a real milkshake for a smoothie with great flavor like this!! I used dark chocolate cocoa powder.

  2. Hello, this looks yummy. My girls love almond milk and I do try to get the ones with less sugar . But if it’s mixed, they probably wouldn’t miss the sweetness, if you are able to share, what unsweetened one do you like best? thank you ♡

  3. The banana adds sweetness and it thickens the smoothie so I wouldn’t try to replace it. 🙂

  4. The hemp hearts are in there because they add tons of nutrition! You can leave them out if you prefer or substitute with something like flax or chia seeds.

  5. Hi, thanks for the yummy recipe. I’m addicted! How many servings is this if it’s a “meal”?

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