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Chocolate, Black Bean, Banana Smoothie

Chocolate, Black Bean, Banana Smoothie

Reprinted from the book Ten Dollar Dinners. Copyright © 2012 by Melissa d’Arabian. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, Inc.

Chocolate, Black Bean, Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 cups unsweetened chocolate almond milk (or soy, coconut, or rice milk)
    1/4 cup cooked black beans, rinsed under water
    1 banana, peeled
    1 tablespoon honey
    2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3/4 cup ice cubes
    1/2 cup loosely packed baby spinach

Directions

  1. Pour the almond milk into a blender jar.
  2. Add the black beans, banana, and honey and blend on high for 15 seconds.
  3. Add the cocoa powder, instant coffee (if using), and vanilla, then the ice cubes, and then the spinach.
  4. Blend on high until smooth, about 45 seconds.
  5. Drink immediately.
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