This is my husband’s favorite smoothie! Watch the video below of how to make your chocolate smoothie! Smoothies are one really great way to get extra nutrients by concealing them in a delicious drink.
Correction: On the video, to grind flax seed I said to use a coffee “maker” and meant to say coffee “grinder.” ~ Lynn
I use the smaller amount of the ingredients when making 2/3’s blender and the full amount for a full blender.
2 – 3 ripe bananas, depending on size, frozen in chunks
1/3 – 1/2 cup ground flax seeds*
1 – 1-1/2 scoops Juice Plus+ chocolate Complete (soy-based protein powder)
2 – 4 tsp. brewer’s yeast powder (found at Health Food Store), optional
1 – 2 Tbsp. psyllium whole husks (found at Health Food Store)
1-1/2 cups plant-based milk** (almond, rice, oat, or soy) (may want to use a chocolate version)
In a blender, add ingredients in this order:
Half of the bananas (broken up into 1- 2 inch sections)
Dry ingredients: flax seed, JP+ Complete, brewers yeast, and psyllium husks
Remaining banana chunks
Add milk last not quite covering the bananas at the top.
Blend very well on high speed for a minute, until well combined.
Add ice cubes for desired consistency. The more you add the thicker the smoothie.
Serve in large glasses.
As a topping we add homemade granola or sometimes organic shredded coconut.
*If you don’t have a designated coffee grinder then put the flax seed in the blender first to grind.
**If you make your own plant-based milk add the ground up grains left from that process to your smoothie. I include about 1/2 cup of this mixture with the other ingredients when available.