Java Chunky Monkey Smoothie by Borne Appétit
Photo by Alvimann
I don’t know of anyone who does not like a good smoothie. They are easy to make, taste great, and versatile. There are banana smoothies, strawberry smoothies, yogurt smoothies, smoothies for diabetics, green smoothies, fat-burning smoothies, and low-calories smoothies to name just a few. There is a smoothie for everyone.
Smoothies were an intricate component of my post-bariatric diet. For weeks after my surgery my diet was restricted to liquids as I progressed to soft, pureed foods. Protein powder, fruit, spice, sweetener, fiber, ice and a blender was all I needed to advance my mend and satisfy my tastebuds. The smoothie habit has been with me ever since. I enjoy getting creative and developing my own recipes. Try my Java Chunky Monkey Smoothie and let me know what you think of it.
Java Chunky Monkey Smoothie by Borne Appétingredients
1 frozen banana
2 tbs dark chocolate
2 tbs sunflower seed butter
1 tbs coconut sugar
1/4 cup raw unsalted almonds
1/4 c light coconut milk, canned, 100%
3/4 c cold brewed organic coffee
6 ice cubes
Measuring spoons and cups
It takes longer to drink this smoothie than it does to make itHelpful Hint: I peel, slice, and freeze bananas in individual freezer bags for my smoothie recipes.
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender
- Process until smooth
- Enjoy immediately!
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Cheryl Ann Borne, writing as My Bariatric Life, is a contributing writer and Paleo recipe developer for HealthCentral’s Obesity Community. Cheryl is an award-winning healthcare communications professional and obesity health advocate who has overcome super obesity and it’s related diseases. She publishes the website MyBariatricLife.org and microblogs on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Cheryl also is writing her first book and working on a second website. Watch her transformational video on Vimeo.