Chocolate is a useful ingredient for making smoothie as it blends in very well with most ingredients. It adds richness to the taste and is a delight for most people. Personally, I like to use chocolate for my smoothies as it allows me to experiment with new favors. In this article, I will share one of my recent experiment which I quite fancy: chocolate soy banana recipe.
Things You Will Need
Blend or smoothie maker
Chocolate soy milk, vanilla ice cream, frozen banana
Step 1Get a good smoothie maker or blender. When you are buying one, go for those with bigger mouths so that you can throw more ingredients into the mix. These are also easier to clean, compared to blender with small mouths. I recommend Kenwood or Back-to-Basics range of smoothie makers if you are thinking of buying one.
Step 2Add in 2 scopes of vanilla ice cream. If you want to increase the richness of the smoothie, you can buy premium brands such as Ben & Jerrys and Haggen Daz. I used vanilla here rather than other ice cream favors as it is considered to have a more 'neutral' taste and hence will not dilute the favor of other ingredients.
Add in 3/4 cup of chocolate soy milk. This is the main ingredient for the drink so be sure to buy one that has a fuller taste. If you dislike the soy milk taste, rest assured that it will not be noticeable as the vanilla ice cream tend to cover over it. The resulting taste will be mainly from the chocolate. I use soy milk to increase the nutritional value of the drink as soy beans are found to contain important vitamins for our body.
Add in 2 frozen bananas. I always freeze the banana first and take them out to defrost 10 minutes before making the smoothie. This is to give the extra icy texture to the drink. Simply slice the bananas and toss them into the mixture.