• Banana Cocoa Smoothie

    by Ellen on June 5, 2008 · 3 comments

    Every day at about 3:30 or 4, I begin prowling around our kitchen, looking for a snack to tide me over until dinner. Something fast, something easy, something nutritious, something delicious. Here’s a mid-afternoon snack that fits the bill. I originally found it in a Vegetarian Times magazine and cut the recipe in half.

    I’ve been eating an almost entirely vegetarian bordering on vegan diet. Between that, and being gluten free, I know how important it is for me to maximize the nutrients I get from my food. This recipe is rich in potassium from the bananas, calcium from the soymilk, and magnesium from the cocoa. These three minerals strengthen brain function and reduce anxiety and fatigue, as explained in the preface to the recipe in the magazine.

    Banana Cocoa Smoothie

    1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen
    1 cup chocolate soymilk
    4 ice cubes
    1/2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

    Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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    monica June 13, 2008 at 3:48 am

    Hi wanted to share a tip as was at this party last year. I made small glasses of banana smoothies mixed with purple. It’s a drink which is high on anitoxidants is a 7 fruit juice punch better than or lets say 5 times better than orange juice. If you want more information to check whether what I am saying is right you can get it at http://www.drinkpurple.com , You can get it at GNC and drug stores. Please let me know if you tried it and liked it or not. Well let me share this all the poeple were only having the purple banana smoothie and it was over before the party started. It was a hit!

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    seamaiden June 24, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Hi Ellen! Just wanted to say hi as I haven’t seen you in a while. Hope all is good!

    -Sea

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