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Smoothie (Mocha or Chocolate)

Ingredients

updated 12.06.19

1 litre of milk (part replace with plain yoghurt if you like)

3-4 bananas

4 pears (if you don't use pears then double the bananas - but for some reason it tastes sweeter with both fruits)

Optional -  strawberries to taste

1 cup of ground almonds

Half to 1 cup of protein powder (If you are just using almonds, double the quantity)

Optional: half a cup of cocoa if you want a chocolate smoothie

Optional food flavouring eg orange or strawberry


Quick 3-Minute Version

I recently by accident discovered a much quicker, less thick version of this smoothie. I had no pears at home, but I did have a banana and some strawberries. 

I put the banana and about 6 strawberries  into a measuring jug then added 500 ml milk and a good dollop of both ground almonds and protein powder, some coffee/cocoa paste (meaning I mixed them in with hot water). I whizzed up the lot with the stick blender. Easy! 


Method


Heat the pears and bananas in the milk. Just before boiling point, turn off the heat. If you come back to the pan 30 to 60 minutes later, the pears will be soft.

 

Place in a blender with all the other ingredients (or put all ingredients in the pan and blend with a stick blender) and blend til smooth.

 

IMPORTANT: You need to experiment with quantities and proportions to find the right taste for YOU. Treat this recipe as a starting point for your own perfect smoothie.

 

Freezes brilliantly. I usually make some on the weekend and freeze in the beakers then every night take one out to defrost for my breakfast next day.


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