I’m happy to be partnering with Silk for this smoothie recipe to help spread the word about the creamy, delicious taste of their newest addition, Cashewmilk!
A few days ago I posted a recipe for this amazing Chocolate Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Banana Bread, and I guess this is chocolate banana week here on LLK because today I’m sharing a super yummy smoothie featuring the very same ingredients – Chocolate and Banana! This smoothie is made with only three ingredients – frozen banana chunks, cocoa powder, and Silk Cashewmilk. I usually stick with an all fruit smoothie plus a handful of spinach, so this was a really fun way to change things up a bit.
I get many questions from you all about dairy alternatives that can be substituted in my recipes. When I heard that Silk was introducing a new product, a creamy non-dairy milk made from cashews, I really wanted to try it. I found a lot of ways to use it! I tried it as creamer for my coffee (perfect!) and also to make oatmeal for breakfast. It is just slightly sweet, and very creamy with a slight nuttiness that really complimented the oats.
I also used Silk Cashewmilk in this smoothie. If you like those frozen chocolate covered bananas with a sprinkle of nuts, this is for you! Freezing the banana before you blend makes it extra thick. I love that the ingredients used here are so simple. If you are trying to keep your smoothies on the lighter side, Silk Cashewmilk is a great option because it has fewer calories than skim milk, and is a great source of calcium and vitamin D.
Tastes like an indulgent chocolatey milkshake, but with way less guilt!
- 2 medium bananas
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup Silk Cashewmilk
- Peel and chop bananas into 1 inch chunks and freeze.
- Place frozen banana chunks, cocoa powder, and Silk Cashewmilk into the blender and blend until smooth.
- Garnish with sliced bananas and chocolate chips if desired. Serve immediately.
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