This Frozen Chunky Monkey Smoothie will satisfy your sweet cravings!
Need a sweet treat that won’t ruin your waistline? Try our Frozen Chunky Monkey Smoothie using Hood Calorie Coundown for a thick and creamy treat that tastes like a milk shake! This post was sponsored by Hood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. #CalorieCountdown #ad #IC
Sometimes, I just want to enjoy something sweet without feeling guilty. So, when I want something sweet, whipping up a frozen smoothie is the way to go. Frozen smoothies are not only delicious, but they’re filling, too, which means I’m not snacking on cookies. This Frozen Chunky Monkey Smoothie tastes just like a delicious ice cream milk shake without all the extra fat and carbs. The secret is the Hood Calorie Countdown Reduced Fat Chocolate Dairy Product – it’s creamy and delicious, but has fewer calories, less sugar, and fewer carbohydrates than regular milk, and, of course, way less than ice cream!! And the kids love them, too. Hood Calorie Countdown is available at Walmart and other grocers. I purchased mine at Market Basket in the dairy section with almond and soy milk products. I like having it on hand for the kiddos, too, who love anything chocolate! Download a money-saving coupon for the Hood Calorie Countdown Dairy Beverage of your choice.
Bananas are a hit-or-miss snack in our house and sometimes we have too many. I peel and cut them in put them in a freezer bag. They’re great for all-kinds of smoothies. The frozen banana helps lend the creamy frozen texture to this smoothie. (If you’re looking for an alternative to basic banana bread, you might like to try my Chocolate Chip Coconut Banana Bread.) Of course bananas are full of potassium, but also vitamins B6 and B12. Peanut butter contains loads of vitamin E and magnesium. The combo is definitely a winner in both taste and nutritional value. I prefer using local honey whenever I can, which you can often find in the local foods section of your grocery store.
Frozen Chunky Monkey Smoothie
Here’s how to make a delicious Frozen Chunky Monkey Smoothie:
1 large banana, frozen
1 cup ice
1 cup Hood Calorie Countdown Reduced Fat Chocolate Dairy Product
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Toppings (Optional): whipped cream, banana slices, mini chocolate chips
Combine the frozen banana, ice, Hood Calorie Countdown Reduced Fat Chocolate Dairy Product, peanut butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, honey and vanilla extract in your blender.
Process until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Enjoy immediately with whipped cream, banana slices or mini chocolate chips on top, if desired.
Now that you’ve seen all the lovely photos, I have a confession. I’m not a big fan of bananas unless they’re baked into something usually, but this Frozen Chunky Monkey Smoothie is out-of-this-world! I hope you’ll give it a try soon.
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