The mellow, creamy flavor of banana and the deeper and more caramel-like sweetness of dates pair beautifully with the natural bitterness of espresso and cocoa powder. Together with ice, some fat-free milk, and a splash of vanilla, these ingredients make a refreshing and indulgent-tasting mocha.
10 minutes PROCESSING:15 seconds YIELD:2 servings
- 1 cup (240 ml) skim milk
- 1 medium banana
- 1 large pitted date
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract½ cup (120 ml) ice cubes
Place all the ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and slowly increase the speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for15 seconds, or until the desired consistency is reached.
Amount per 1 cup (240 ml) serving :
calories 160, total fat 0g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 55mg, total carbohydrate 36g, dietary fiber 3g, sugars 27g, protein 6g