Food for Mood: Frozen Chocolate-Banana Smoothie

Make your own nondairy ice cream in two hours—no ice cream machine needed!

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Make your own nondairy ice cream in two hours—no ice cream machine needed!

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Frozen Chocolate-Banana Smoothie 
Serves 2

Few foods are more comforting than ice cream. Try this healthy nondairy alternative packed with magnesium and potassium. It’s inexpensive and a cinch to make.
 
2 ripe bananas
4 teaspoons powdered organic cocoa, unsweetened
1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup, optional

1. Peel bananas and break into large pieces. Drop into a blender, followed by cocoa powder and sweetener. Cover and pulse until smooth.

2. Scrape mixture into a freezer-safe container with a lid. Freeze at least 2 hours. The mixture will have a scoopable texture similar to ice cream.