Chocolate Banana Black Bean Smoothie

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Chocolate Banana Black Bean Smoothie

Serves: 2


  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans
  • 2 large over-ripe bananas, frozen in chunks
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Honey or sweetener of your choice, to taste (optional)


  1. Drain and rinse beans very well.
  2. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend. You may need to scrape down the sides as you go and/or add a couple more splashes of milk.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


  • It is really important to use over-ripe bananas (like ones you would use in banana bread) for a natural boost of sweetness in this smoothie.
  • You could also do 3/4 cup milk instead of a mix of milk and yogurt.

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