This rich and creamy smoothie is blended with chocolate, peanut butter and bananas.
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My daughter(age 10) was drawn to this recipe. However, when it came time to make it and we watched the video, we were disapointed to find there were no set measurements stated for the ingredients. We winged it, and I do not believe it was as good as it could have been. Please add the amounts of the ingredients to this video. Thank you
Sorry Jenni. The ingredients for all recipes are located in the preview player and the full recipe (using the Print/View Recipe button). This way you can print the ingredients out to have at your side when making the recipes. In voice-over, we do not say ingredient amounts so that people can scale the recipe (e.g. double it) without being confused by voice-over). We will however, try to improve the situation for you and others, so thank you for sharing. Joe
I didn't have cocoa powder, but I did have syrup. The recipe provides a great overview and concept. I easily replaced the powder with a syrup and used frozen bananas instead of fresh ones (I almost always have bananas in my freezer). I recommend using smooth peanut butter instead of chunky to maintain consistency. Turned out great, thanks!
I make several variations of this smoothie,i.e. add 1tsp of instant coffee; substitute sugar free cocoa powder; non-fat milk, etc. to make it a really healthy breakfast shake, I add the above plus 1/4 cup of uncooked oatmeal (let it soak for a minute or two in the liquid), a serving of protein powder ,a splash of vanilla extract,and a dash of cinnamon.
I just made this smoothie in a Vitamix 5200. I followed the ingredients exactly but it never thickened at all. Blended it for 2 minutes. What could have gone wrong?
By the way, I just enrolled 3 days ago and this is the first thing I've made also.
I am not sure why your smoothie would not have thickened—2 bananas, plus 1 cup of ice is enough to thicken a smoothie. Did you blend it for a really long time? Maybe you over blended it? Perhaps next time, add everything and then just start with 1 cup of milk and add more as needed. But again, 2 cups of liquid is generally what we use and we still get a very thick smoothie. Hope that helps. Cheers!
A bit of vanilla is very helpful in this recipe. Try it also without the chocolate but with the vanilla. We also use either of those combos with almond milk to make homemade ice-cream. After blending the base of banana, peanut butter, vanilla, and almond milk we add the base to the icecream freezer and then add chopped pecans. Invented it on a date with my wife a few years ago and it became a hit in the raw-food world. We call it Unbutternut Pecan Ice cream. Appreciate your talent and dedication Dawn.