Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Not So Chunky Monkey Smoothie

Other than working a half day tomorrow, I am technically out for summer break!  That means I have the luxury of being at home to prepare my meals and snacks for the day.  This gives me much more freedom and flexibility with what I make.  If I get inspired to create a new recipe, I can walk right into the kitchen and create it right then and there.  I love that!  Today for lunch I had taco salad and roasted beet chips but I still had a sweet tooth.  I decided that since it's been pretty warm lately that I would make a dessert smoothie.  I knew I wanted something chocolate so I created the "Not So Chunky Monkey" Smoothie.  I used to get a hot drink at a coffee shop called the Funky Monkey so I guess it's inspired by that.  If you are like me and you always have frozen banana chunks and cold coffee on hand, you can throw this together in seconds flat.

The Not So Chunky Monkey Smoothie

-200 grams of frozen banana chunks (If you don't have a food scale, this is about 2 small bananas.)
-2 TBSP cocoa powder
-1-2 packets of Truvia or sweetener of your choice
-1 cup of cold coffee (If you have left over coffee from your morning pot of coffee, just put it in a to go cup and refrigerate it so you always have cold coffee on hand.)

Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

This smoothie came out to be a little over 200 calories.  However, if you are doing Weight Watchers, then you should only have to count the cocoa powder in the recipe.  Since you can really just use one large frozen banana in this recipe, I don't see why you would need to count the banana as points in the recipe unless you have just been eating a ton of bananas on the day you make it.  But that's up to you to decide.  :)


  1. this sounds AMAZING!

  2. Oh Katy, you evil temptress! GUESS WHAT!!!!! A VITAMIX came Fed-Ex to my door today! Holy Crap! T must have bought it for me for my birthday and yesterday when I told her there was a reconditioned on on the web with free shipping and would she buy it for me for my birthday, she so totally lied to me about what happened! (It's the only time she ever lies to me LOL!) I HAVE A VITAMIX!!!!! Complex smoothies, here I come!!!

  3. Maddy-I am SOOO jealous! I am thinking that the Vitamix might be my reward for 100 pounds lost. I am not sure yet but I think it might be! :) You will have to keep me up to date on what you are using it for!