This smoothie is inspired by Hoboken NJ's now long-defunct Frozen Monkey cafe, which used to make a similar shake with Tasti D Lite as a base. Their version fit perfectly into my urban 20-something lifestyle, in which, for better or worse, coffee and Tasti D were each a featured food group. These days I prefer to whiz up my own with a combination of frozen bananas and homemade almond milk standing in for the frozen dessert.
Note: You can use any milk of your choice. I use homemade almond milk for mine.
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- Yield:Serves 2
- Active time: 5 minutes
- Total time:5 minutes
- 2 frozen bananas, sliced
- 4 shots espresso, cooled
- 1 1/2 cups milk (see note)
- 2 teaspoons raw cacao powder or regular cocoa powder
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
Combine all ingredients in the jar of a blender and blend on high speed until perfectly smooth, about 30 seconds. Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.