Mar 22, 2019 (Last updated Sep 12, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani
This Banana Chocolate Smoothie is a clean and classic blend. Made by mixing banana, cocoa powder, maca powder, hemp hearts, and almond butter. It’s simple yet hella tasty, clean and comforting.
Chocolate and banana is a premium combo. So naturally it’s delicious in this smoothie blend. The almond butter adds a beautiful nuttiness and healthy fat to keep you full.
I’ve also opted-in for using hemp hearts over protein powder. Hemp hearts are a great source of protein. And, since this is one of my cleanse smoothies I’m choosing ingredients in their purest form.
If you prefer to use protein powder over hemp hearts, I recommend using a clean plant-based protein powder. Check the back of the ingredient list to make sure it’s simple and minimalist. (They’re often filled with aspartame and fillers).
You may notice this recipe is a little less sweet as a result of not using protein powder. But, it helps to nip those sugar cravings in the butt! The banana helps to nicely sweeten the smoothie. However, if you really find you need a sweeter smoothie try adding 1/2 more banana or 1/4 cup mango.
You can enjoy this healthy smoothie for breakfast, or snack time. Or, have it amongst my 3-Day Cleanse if you’re looking to re-energize and de-bloat.
You can find the full 3-Day Cleanse here.