Nutritious cocoa and banana smoothie with soy drink

The cocoa and banana smoothie It is a nutritious option to enjoy the different benefits that cocoa offers us, especially if we use pure cocoa powder for its preparation, instead of the popular sweetened cocoa powder that many children usually eat breakfast or dinner every day. And, also, it gives us the majority of nutrients -and properties- that the wonderful and nutritious banana offers us.

Its preparation is really simple, mainly because for its preparation we only use two main ingredients (besides, of course, of the soybean vegetable drink): cocoa powder and banana.

It is a very versatile drink as well as easy to make, because if you do not like soy milk or if you prefer even another type of liquid for its preparation, you can use another vegetable drink of cereals or seeds (such as oats, nuts or rice), or even use cow's milk or goat's milk. In short, any option is valid and the result will be equally delicious.

However, the vegetable drink will be of fundamental choice for those who have or suffer some type of intolerance or allergy to the protein of cow's milk (especially lactose intolerant).


  • 2 tablespoons of pure and defatted cocoa powder (typeValue)
  • 1 banana
  • 200 ml of soy milk (you can use any other vegetable drink or milk)
  • Ground cinnamon

How to prepare the cocoa and banana smoothie:

  1. Its preparation is real and truly simple. First, you just have to peel the banana and break it into pieces. Put it in the glass of the blender.
  2. Add the vegetable soya drink or milk and also the cocoa spoons.
  3. Tritúralo everything well until you get a smooth and creamy cream.
  4. Depending on the consistency that you can add more or less milk, if you like more or less thick.
  5. To finish, add a little ground cinnamon (to taste), and beat again.
  6. Ready! The advisable thing is to take it at the moment.

You can also choose to prepare a different shake, to which we will add half mango. Yes, as you read: half mango. To do this, you will only have to introduce half of the chopped mango in the blender along with the banana, the soy drink and the cocoa powder, and beat everything very well. The result of its flavor will surprise you for sure.

What benefits does this milkshake offer us?

We have a wonderful milkshake, very nutritious, ideal both at breakfast and snack. On the one hand, banana It is a nutritious fruit with a high content of carbohydrates, which is why it is ideal to take it in the first meal of the day. It also stands out for its high potassium content, being very good at reducing cholesterol and ideal in case of high blood pressure.

On the other hand, cocoa It is a food with many health benefits. But to enjoy its qualities is not worth any cocoa; It is essential that it be pure cocoa, without sweetening and without added sugars. It is an excellent stimulant of the nervous system that improves our mood, rich in epicatechin, a useful substance in the prevention of various cardiovascular diseases, such as cardiac arrest and stroke.

Finally, if you want to add mango also to the preparation of the shake, is a fruit rich in beta carotene and vitamin A, C and vitamins of group B. In addition, it is rich in fiber (promotes good intestinal transit), tryptophan, potassium, iron, copper, magnesium and calcium.

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