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Funky Monkey Banana Smoothie
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Funky Monkey Banana Smoothie


This smoothie morphed out of a grand obsession I had with Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream, back when I was a non-vegan.  I love this recipe because it satisfies that same craving in a much healthier, happy-tummy, animal-friendly way.  :)

Funky Monkey Banana Smoothie

  • 1 large organic Banana (frozen works great!)
  • 1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk (Almond Breeze or Whole Foods 365 are my favorites)
  • 1/4 cup Raw Walnuts
  • 1 oz Dark Chocolate (chips or chunks)
  • 1 tsp whole Brown Flax Seed (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Ice

 Put ice and almond milk into blender, blend until ice is broken up.  Add remaining ingredients, blend until smooth but still a little chunky.  Adjust amount of almond milk or ice to make smoothie thicker or thinner according to your taste.  Serve immediately and enjoy cold.  If you would like it a little sweeter, add a dash of agave syrup.

 *I like to serve with a straw and a slice of banana on the rim of the glass as a garnish.  It's also fun to reserve a few chocolate and walnut crumbles to sprinkle over the top.

 *Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.



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  1. Anita Vegana
    Hey, would this be raw vegan as well? Either way, sounds delish! Vote number two!
    1. BuddhasDelight
      mostly, yes. i think the only thing you'd have to check is to see about getting raw chocolate and i think the almond milk is not raw, but you may be able to find some that is! :) thanks for the vote!
  2. SnakeWitch
    Ooooh, if the chocolate in this smoothie doesn't have sugar, this could be perfect for the Juicing Fast article I wrote! Yummy and healthy! Please come vote for my two new articles, too! Oh, and I just voted and followed you!
  3. Carolyn
    Vote #5! Sounds terrific Buddha's Delight!
  4. Carolyn
    Congrats for making Top Posts Buddhas Delight!


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