[infobox subtitle=”Almond Butter and Banana Smoothie” bg=”gray” color=”black” opacity=”on” space=”30″ link=”no link”]The Alternative[/infobox] First off, thank you so much for supporting my new series The Alternative.  The response has been overwhelmingly positive, supportive, and inspiring!  I’ve gotten so many great questions and ideas from you that I’m working to incorporate into future episodes.  It’s so fun!

Today’s episode  (our third) is a great one: I’m making a truly delicious dairy and gluten-free smoothie that feels and tastes like dessert but is actually surprisingly healthy.  As I mention in the video I don’t love smoothies myself (I just prefer to eat my food than drink it I guess), but even this one I put together has gotten me into the mood.

The secret ingredient?  Cocoa powder!  Just a few teaspoons of CP takes the smoothie across the finish line in first place.  Let’s get to the recipe!

Almond Butter and Banana Dessert Smoothie

[tabgroup layout=”horizontal”] [tab title=”Ingredients”]1. 1/2 cup almond milk

2. 2 T. agave nectar

3. 2 T. almond butter

4. 2 t. cocoa powder

5. 1/8 t. cinnamon

6. 1/2 c. ice

7. 1 medium banana[/tab] [tab title=”Procedure”]1. In a blender combine all ingredients.

2. Blend for 1 minute on high.

3. Enjoy immediately.[/tab] [tab title=”Notes”]Serves: 1

Time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy[/tab] [/tabgroup]