Banana Chocolate Smoothie

This delicious shake from the Digest Diet should curb cravings and help you lose weight as part of the overall plan.

from Reader's Digest Magazine | July/August 2012
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Ingredients

• ¾ cup (6 oz.) nonfat yogurt
• ¼ cup light coconut milk
• 3 tbs. nonfat milk powder
• 2 tbs. honey
• ½ tsp. vanilla extract
• 4 ice cubes
• 1 banana
• 1 tbs. almond butter
• 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and mix until nice and frothy.

Fat Releasers: dairy (yogurt), light coconut milk, honey, fiber (banana), healthy fat (almond butter), cocoa powder.

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  • Your Comments

    • TheMom

      Still waaaaaay too high in carbs! I mix up a batch of Crystal Light (I like Cherry Pomegranate) pour some into ice trays and freeze. Then, I pop a few of those into the blender with some of the unfrozen Crystal Light, a couple scoops of unflavored whey protein powder, and a scoop of PB2 (peanut butter powder) for a PBJ smoothie.

    • Cmorton

      It would be nice to know the nutritional breakdown

    • Kakali0808

      hmmmmmmmmm what a fantastic test

    • Sue

      Can I use greek yogurt in the shakes?

    • Greycedjfashions

      WOW!I’l try this now

    • Cwanier

      Are you really supposed to use a whole teaspoon of cocoa?  The recipe in the book calls for 1/4 tsp.! 

      • markil

        Check the book again. It shows under the “flavorings” heading you can choose either 1 tsp. cocoa or 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michelle.s.maine Michelle Sutak Maine

      It should be 2 teaspoons of honey.

    • Sarah

      2 TABLESPOONS of honey?????  My recipe for smoothies in the diet book says teaspoons and don’t be tempted to add more.  Is this a mistake???

    • Bonnie..

      Look  delicious,so I’m hungry

    • Nancy

      So yummy…one of my fav’s