Healthy banana and chocolate smoothie

I bought some raw cacao nibs as part of the health odyssey that I am on currently and when I tasted them I was a bit disappointed as, on their own, they taste so bitter and, well, not very nice! I was a bit annoyed as they cost £9 for a big ol’ tub! They are packed with antioxidants so I wanted to make the most of them…

Well, I have found the way to use them and boy do they taste good like this. I wanted to make a smoothie that my kids would actually like. A lot of my Nutribullet creations are just too green and healthy for their pallettes – not surprising. But this thick, sweet, delicious smoothie is a treat but also wholesome and packed with goodies. Even for adults, if you fancy a sweet treat that is quite good for you, then try this recipe. It will work in a normal blender too so you don’t need a fancy pants one like I have!
As my son said “YUM! It tastes like COOKIES!”
Just an idea – these would make great, creamy ice lollies so why not make double and freeze half in lolly moulds?
Serves: 2 people
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: NA
Total time: 2 minutes

Ingredients: 
2 bananas
200ml coconut milk 
1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter 
1 generous tablespoon of raw cacao nibs
1 teaspoon (or more to taste) of maple syrup
A little ice to make it cold (optional)
Instructions: 
  1. Simply whizz the ingredients until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness if needed. 
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