Dark Chocolate and Banana Smoothie

Dark Chocolate and Banana Smoothie
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Yes, you’re wildest dreams have come true: dark chocolate is, in fact, good for you. Featured in this smoothie, dark chocolate has many health benefits that greatly increase if you can find it raw.

Ingredients

2 bananas (frozen and quartered)

2 teaspoons honey

4 teaspoons peanut butter

2 ounces dark chocolate (chopped)

2½ cups milk (or non-dairy substitute) 

Directions

Combine ingredients in blender (add liquids first)

Blend until smooth

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.