Chocolate-banana quinoa smoothie

8
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
5 min
Prep
5 min
Serves
1
Difficulty
Easy
Aside from bolstering this smoothie with filling protein and fiber, quinoa also enriches the flavor. Its naturally nutty taste amplifies the deep, dark chocolate notes of the cocoa. You want to be sure to blend thoroughly to break down the grains; we give them a head start by pulverizing them first with almond milk and then again with the rest of the ingredients.

Ingredients

Cooked quinoa

½ cup(s)

Plain unsweetened almond milk

½ cup(s)

Banana(s)

1 small, frozen, cut into pieces

Unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tbsp

Maple syrup

1 tsp

Instructions

  1. In a blender, blend quinoa and milk on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add banana, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Serving size: about 11⁄4 cups