This smoothie was inspired by Nutella, which I liked to dollop onto toast and porridge as a treat when I was little. After all, who doesn’t like the combination of hazelnuts and chocolate? The frozen banana gives the smoothie a creamy consistency, and I keep a stack of frozen bananas in the freezer – I always make sure that I have one available by replacing the frozen banana every time I get one out.
You only need 4 ingredients and 2 minutes to make this smoothie and, as it’s a good source of carbohydrates and protein, I like to make it after a workout to refuel.
1 banana, chopped and frozen
1tbsp cacao powder
150ml almond milk (or your preferred choice of milk)
Pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)
Handful of spinach (optional)
Blend everything together until smooth.