It’s fun to make your own chocolate smoothies at home – either for family, relatives or friends. It’s easy to make and quick to do once you have all your ingredients set out.
Best of all, if you can use dark chocolate, you will boost your health too.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) states the nutrients of “Dark chocolate (70–85% cacao solids)” includes 1% water, 46% carbohydrates, 43% fat, and 8% protein (table). In a 100 grams (3.5 oz) reference amount, “Dark chocolate (70–85% cacao solids)” supplies several dietary minerals in significant content, such as iron at 92% of the Daily Value (DV) and vitamin B6 at 29% DV (table). Dark chocolate contains 70–100% cocoa solids (nutrition table). Wikipedia.
Chocolate smoothies bring a lot of added health benefits, too. It’s rich in magnesium (that helps prevent hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and joint problems) and has trace elements of calcium, iron, potassium and vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E), and lowers high blood pressure.
It is also delicious (who doesn’t love chocolate?) and makes us happy because it triggers endorphin production and has serotonin (both substances that makes us feel good, content and happy). And when you include it in smoothies, yes, definite bliss.
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Alright, let’s now get started with these simple and easy to follow chocolate smoothie recipes.
Chocolate Mint Smoothie
Ingredients: 2 scoops of peppermint chocolate chip ice cream, half a cup of low fat milk, 2 drops of peppermint extract.
Procedure: Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately while still cold.
Chocolate Banana Smoothie
2 ripe bananas
1 white chocolate bar
1 dark chocolate bar
150 ml of double cream
1 large strawberry
1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
Melt the white and dark chocolate.
Blend bananas with the strawberry until smooth; add double cream and blend.
Pour melted chocolate and add ice cream. Blend until smooth.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
1 cup chocolate milk (chilled)
1 frozen banana
2 tablespoons peanut butter (smooth)
half a cup of crushed ice (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a blender (except the crushed ice);
Blend and process until smooth and creamy.
Add crushed ice and serve immediately while cold.
Chocolate Overload Smoothie
2 cups of chocolate ice cream
2 frozen bananas
half a cup of milk
¼ cup of chocolate syrup.
Blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
Serve immediately. (Note: Frozen bananas add more texture and creaminess to a smoothie. If you don’t have time to freeze a banana, add some ice cubes.)
Fruity Chocolate Smoothie Recipe (an overnight smoothie – prepare at night for consumption the next morning)
1 frozen banana
1 large mug of steaming hot chocolate drink
a handful of frozen raspberries.
Pour steaming hot chocolate drink in a blender and add the bananas and raspberries. Blend.
Pour into cups. Cover the whole cup with plastic wrap and freeze them overnight.
Serve cold the next day.
2 large cups of vanilla or chocolate ice cream
3 cups of milk chocolate drink (or 3 cups of milk and 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup)
3 crumbled chocolate cookies (preferably Oreo).
Blend the milk chocolate drink and half of the ice cream and cookies for about 20 seconds.
Add the remaining ice bream; blend until smooth.
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