Banana-Mocha Smoothie

This dish has the Big Three that nutritionists recommend for dropping pounds: 1) filling fiber from whole grains, veggies, & fruits; 2) healthy fats to make your meals satisfying; and 3) protein to speed your metabolism. What makes them magic? Secret ingredients proven by researchers to torch fat. A banana has sweetness, fiber, and potassium, which will give your muscles energy to get through a workout. Caffeine can rev your metabolism. Unsweetened cocoa is full of antioxidants that help you burn calories. Nearly 4g of fat-burning protein. 284 cal, 11g fat, 10g protein, 43g carb

Banana-Mocha Smoothie

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    smoothie


Ingredients

  • 1

    lg frozen banana, cut into chunks

  • ½

    c cooled coffee (leftover from your morning brew is fine)

  • ½

    c 1% milk

  • 1

    T cocoa powder, plus more for dusting

  • 1

    T almond buter

  • Chocolate-covered espresso beans, for garnish (optional)

Directions

1. Place banana, coffee, milk, cocoa powder, & almond butter in a blender & blend until smooth, about 1 min. 2. Pour smoothies into a glass. Dust w/cocoa powder & top w/a few crushed-chocolate covered espresso beans, if desired.


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