Top Banana Smoothie

[Photograph: Liz Clayman]

What's more delicious than a chocolate dipped banana? Only a chocolate dipped banana with nuts on top! Here it is in smoothie form for your breakfast enjoyment. This makes a rich, thick smoothie. If you prefer a thinner texture, add more milk to taste.

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Top Banana Smoothie

About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 2
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes
Special equipment:Blender
This recipe appears in: From the Blender: Top Banana


  • 2 cups (16 ounces) whole milk or unsweetened almond milk, such as Silk brand
  • 2 peeled frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans (about 1 3/4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa nibs (about 2 ounces), plus additional for garnish
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 pinch Maldon sea salt, plus additional for garnish


  1. 1

    Add milk or almond milk, frozen bananas, pecans, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, Nutella, and pinch of salt to a blender. Turn blender to low and blend until roughly pureed, about 30 seconds. Gradually increase heat to high and blend until smooth, about 1 minute longer.

  2. 2

    Serve with a sprinkle of cocoa nibs and sea salt on top.

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