Banana and chocolate is a match made in heaven that comes together in this healthy smoothie.

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  • Preparation Time

    5 minutes

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  1. 1 banana, chopped and frozen*
  2. 2 Tbsp. / 30 g natural low fat yogurt, preferably organic pastured
  3. 1 cup / 240 ml low-fat milk, preferably organic pastured
  4. 1 tsp / 1 g cinnamon (optional)
  5. 1 Tbsp / 5 g cocoa powder (optional)
  6. *If using fresh unfrozen banana, add a few ice cubes


  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor.

Serving Size: 1 cup / 195 ml

Exchanges per Serving: 1⅓ Carb, ⅓ Protein, 0 Fat

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Comments 41

  1. Hi, Moshroom. Many of our recipes are in the Menu Planner lists. If you would like to add one that has not yet been added, select a similar item as a placesaver, and make the swap at mealtime. In the case of this particular recipe, for example, you can select just a regular glass of 2% milk.

  2. Hi, Debi, and welcome!. Yes, you can – just make sure a few food groups are represented, i.e. fruits/vegetables, dairy or vegan, nuts/seeds, etc. Check out more of our smoothie and shake recipes in the Beverage section.

  3. Almond milk is quite different from dairy milk nutritionally (no protein, less carbs), but is still an excellent choice. Try to get the type fortified with calcium and vitamins – that’s more important than seeking low-fat or fat-free.

  4. I’m always looking for interesting fruit smoothie recipes. Thanks for this one. Also, I use whey powder ( use measuring cup included). It adds 7 gm of protein and I use this for a meal. I also add about 5 ice cubes.

  5. Hi, 19Mark. Because banana has more sugar than other fruits, 1/2 is considered a full fruit exchange, and as you can see, only 1/2 goes into each serving of this shake. As far as chocolate goes, cocoa is actually quite good in protecting diabetics against related health problems – problems start when adding too much sugar, which this recipe does not have.

  6. Hi, Shauna. If you can get pastured dairy, then definitely go for it! Most people don’t have access, so low-fat is the middle-of-the-road option. As for the addition of peanut butter, 1-2 tablespoons would make this shake a meal.

  7. I’m confused. I thought we were supposed to buy whole raw milk and yogurt.
    Why does this recipe call for low fat. Can I count it as a meal if I add peanut butter and whole milk. I work out and need the protein but I also want to loose weight. Please advise…

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