Paleo Chocolate Banana Smoothies

Today’s breakfast was a “healthy” version of a chocolate banana smoothie.  It involved dates, almond milk, dutch cocoa powder, and of course frozen banana slices.

Start with 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk

Add a cup of pitted dates, about 8 ounces

You can put the 2 TBS of cocoa powder in at that time too

Blend until smooth

Add 3 sliced and frozen bananas

Blend until smooth

Serves 4.

No refined sugar, yet so decadent.  Even my super picky 8 year old drank as much as he could and put the rest in the fridge for later.  I may not have gotten a compliment from him but a lack of complaint is possibly more rewarding.

And just a tip: Do not make this in a Cuisenart Classic Food Processor circa 1991… it does not seal properly against liquids and well, it turns the kitchen into a splash zone.  My youngest is sick today and therefore unwilling to leave my arms or my side for any length of time so she became a reluctant helper this morning and ended up splattered in chocolate almond milk with date chunks… whoops.