Chocolate protein smoothie

Thick delicous and fillling, the perfect breakfast on hot mornings.

  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 soft medjool dates or a drizzle of honey
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter (optional)
  • pinch of salt

Put all the ingredients in a high-powered blender. Start on low, go to high, then blend on high power until very smooth, at least 1 minute, to make sure the dates are smooth.

Taste for sweetness, temperature, and texture, adding more sweetener or ice cubes or milk as needed.

Serve immediately.