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Chocolate Banana Milk

April 13, 2015


Gaze upon the magical goodness that is chocolate-banana milk. Actually, it’s really chocolate hazelnut banana milk, but that’s just details. Delicious details. Which leads me to the double good news about this drink. First off, it’s incredibly delicious. Somewhere between milk and a milkshake in thickness with a punch of banana flavor + chocolate. Creamy, dreamy, tastiness.

Chocolate Banana Milk @hiddenfruitnveg

Second? It has surprise curative properties . *not a doctor, not an RD, let’s just throw that out here* I’ve always found that after a late night out with friends, chocolate milk could work wonders for my brain fog. I’ll be honest, I’ve never had a hangover and I largely attribute that to my AM glass of chocolate milk on those mornings. I’ve fine tuned it over the last few years to taste better, be more satisfying, and overall make me feel even better.

Chocolate Banana Milk @hiddenfruitnveg

Because I’m a scientist by day, I’m going to spout some of my rational for how I selected the ingredients. Bananas have natural sugar and carbs to help give you a quick boost in energy, fiber to help out your digestive system (any wonky belly from too much beer), and some vitamins/nutrients (like potassium!) to replenish any you lost from alcohols diuretic effect. Milk (or almond milk like I used) brings some protein and also water content to help keep dehydration at bay. Last up — chocolate hazelnut butter (or other nutbutter) mainly because it makes me happy. Chocolate was always important in my breakfast beverage for the happy effect — you’re dragging because you don’t want to be awake; chocolate is a great reward for managing to get out of bed. And the nutbutter basically for the same reason. There’s a little bit of protein to keep you going, but it mostly makes me happy. And when you’re happy, it’s hard to feel hungover. Right? Probably.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Chocolate Banana Milk
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Serves: 2 c
 

Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana (preferably extra brown; peel before you freeze it!)
  • 1½ c almond milk, or your preferred milk
  • 2 tbsp chocolate hazelnut butter (or other chocolate nut butter, or 2 tbsp nut butter of choice with ½ – 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder)

Instructions
  1. Throw all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until totally smooth. As written, this is very lightly chocolatey. If you’d like more chocolate flavor, sprinkle in some cocoa powder.

Notes
If you sub in another nut butter, the nutritional estimate will change slightly. With 2 tbsp peanut butter and 1 tsp cocoa powder, there’s the same number of calories with 11 g fat, 19 g carb, 4 g fiber, and 6 g protein

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 c Calories: 180 Fat: 8 Carbohydrates: 27 Fiber: 3 Protein: 2

 

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7 Comments
    Christina Z Apr 23, 2015

    This sounds amazing! I have a friend who drinks alot of chocolate milk and swears that helps them feel better.

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    Izzy Apr 16, 2015

    This is the most amazing drink I have ever seen!! I need it right now! It seriously sounds amazing and I want to have it for breakfast tomorrow! And, I can’t believe you have never had a hangover before, this chocolate milk must be magic :)

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    marcie Apr 13, 2015

    You’re a genius, Kelly! Really — I love this, and I can totally see my kids guzzling this down. If they get it away from me first, that is. :)

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    Julia Apr 13, 2015

    I’ve heard this too! That you can drink a glass of chocolate milk after a long night of drinking and not be hungover the next day. I have yet to try it, but it sounds both brilliant and delicious! I used to drink chocolate banana milk right before going to spin classes and it always gave me lots of energy, so I’ll have to try your version with hazelnut butter…just.yum!

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