Cocoa Butter Baby Smoothie
I have been obsessed with this shake for years, and while the ingredients have changed slightly, it continues to taste like a mix between a reese's peanut butter cup and the most decadent chocolate banana milkshake. I've expanded my smoothie recipes since I first found this shake, but always come back to it when I want something quick and delicious.
The three main ingredients in this baby are cocoa powder, bananas, and some form of nut butter. I usually buy two bunches of bananas and peel and freeze a bag for smoothies and shakes. So I take one frozen banana, a tablespoon of cocoa powder, and a tablespoon of peanut butter (For this one I used the one with dates I bought at the Venice farmer's market which is amazinggggg). Then I add in some pink Himalayan sea salt which helps with circulation, cinnamon which is anti-inflammatory, some protein powder, and ashwagandha which is an adaptogenic herb I've been using to help with hormone regulation.
The real magic here though is in a few new discoveries. Added in coconut butter, not coconut oil, makes this smoothies so insanely creamy it is beyond decadent. Just a half a teaspoon is all you need. Then cocoa nibs, which provide antioxidants and a nice crunch make this shake taste like their is oreo pieces. Seriously mouthwatering. Top with almond milk (or milk of your choosing) and blend. That's it!
Cocoa Butter Baby Shake
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Recipe Time: 5 Minutes
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of protein powder (I use Great Lakes Collagen Powder)
1/2 teaspoon of coconut butter
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt to taste
Cinnamon to taste
Ashwangandha to taste
1 1/2 cups of almond milk (or milk of your choosing)
Sprinkle of cocoa nibs
1 tablespoon peanut butter (or similar nut butter)
- Put all ingredients in blender (Nutribullet preferred)
- Blend until smooth- add in more milk to thin out if ingredients are not blending
- Pour over ice and serve!