Healthy Milkshake Smoothie

Smoothies are everywhere. Especially green ones. It’s not often you’ll see one that looks like it belongs in your favorite ice cream shop. Especially one that’s filled with healthy ingredients, but that’s what I’m giving you today. 
 
I’ll be honest, I’d rather eat my greens in a big, crunchy salad than slurp them through a straw. I know the green smoothie has legions of fans and believe me, I’ve really tried to hoist myself on that bandwagon. I’ve tried them with baby spinach and kale, mixed with frozen bananas and mangoes, made with copious amounts of cranberry juice to hide their distinctive hue. But no matter what, I can taste the green. Those greens mock me through their otherwise sweet disguise.
 
So, despite my best efforts, this is the smoothie I always come back to. It’s a complete breakfast for me (with black coffee on the side) for under 400 calories. That’s a whole meal that drinks like a peanut butter and chocolate ice cream dream. It’s not a calorie-bomb snack sitting atop the delicate balance that is my daily calorie count.
 
This smoothie is a simple mix of frozen banana slices, low-fat plain Greek yogurt, peanut butter, unsweetened coconut milk and Trader Joe’s sipping chocolate powder. The sprinkles are optional and add a tiny bit to the official calorie count of 336 (but they sure are cute). Enjoy!
 
 
Healthy Milkshake Smoothie
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1 T. Trader Joe's sipping chocolate powder (30 calories)
  2. 1/4 c. low-fat, plain Greek yogurt (30 calories)
  3. 1 banana, sliced and frozen (105 calories)
  4. 1 1/2 T. peanut butter (135 calories)
  5. 6 oz. unsweetened coconut milk (36 calories)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Drink immediately.
Notes
  1. I peel and slice about 6 bananas at a time and put them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag in my freezer on Sundays, so I have frozen banana slices ready throughout the week.
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