Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie


Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free

Makes 1 smoothie


Ingredients

1 cup organic soy milk

1 very ripe banana, frozen if possible

2 Tbsp. peanut butter (creamy, natural)

2 Tbsp. cacao powder

1 Tbsp. maple syrup (or dates or other sweetener)

Optional: 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/8 tsp. almond extract, 1 tsp. maca powder, ice cubes


Directions

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Taste and adjust if necessary.


Serving suggestions:

Drink it as is, sprinkle with cacao nibs, or make a smoothie bowl topped with peanut butter granola, coconut flakes, banana slices, or even some fluffy coco whip.


Notes:

Feel free to sub the peanut butter with other nut butters. (Though this may affect the protein amount.)

If you don't have cacao powder, sub with cocoa powder.

I use plain, unsweetened soy milk so the sweetener amount reflects that. Feel free to lessen/omit the maple syrup if you're using sweetened milk. (We like WestSoy brand soy milk - only two ingredients... water and soybeans!)

I love adding vanilla and almond extracts for extra flavor. Just be sure to only use a tiny bit of almond extract as it can quickly overpower - I use just a couple drops or about 1/8 tsp.



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