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Here at Evive Smoothie, we’re continually trying to come up with innovative ways to integrate healthy eating into people’s daily lives. Our frozen smoothie cube concept isn’t only good for making smoothies — there are tons of recipes that are not only super yummy but healthy too! Our chocolate iced banana recipe found below is a great example.
Bananas are commonly used in many smoothies since they provide a great texture as well as many nutrients and vitamins. Therefore, it’s only a matter of time until we made them the star of a recipe! We loved this chocolate iced banana recipe so much that we decided to create a YouTube video on our Evive Smoothie channel that can walk you through each step! If you’d like to watch the video before reading the recipe, click here!
Evive Smoothie Chocolate Iced Banana Recipe
Makes 4-6 servings (depending on the size of your bananas)
- 2-4 slightly ripe large bananas*
- Popsicles sticks or wooden skewers
- 1 Evive Aztec Smoothie wheel
- ½ cup dark chocolate (half bitter), cut into small pieces
- ⅓ cup of melted coconut oil
- Toppings: peanuts and crushed nuts, grated coconut or coconut chips, cocoa chips, chocolate chips, dried fruits, etc.
*Make sure you get bananas with a yellow and not green peel, but without too many black spots. Basically, you don’t want them to be too ripe and soft so that they’ll sufficiently hold, while still being sweet.
- Cover with parchment paper that can be frozen.
- Peel and cut the bananas in half. Insert a popsicle stick into each half and place on the parchment paper-lined plate.
- Put the plate in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours, so that the bananas begin to freeze.
- While the bananas are in the freezer, prepare the chocolate mixture:
- Pop the cubes of an Aztec wheel into a bowl and let them melt completely. Crush with a fork and make sure the mixture is at room temperature. (Alternatively, you can melt the cubes in the microwave).
- In a bain-marie (water bath), melt the chocolate and coconut oil together. Once melted, add the mixture to the mashed Aztec puree. If the Aztec mash is still cold, the melted chocolate may freeze on contact. If both are at a similar (ambient) temperature, you can mix both into a smooth mixture.
- Prepare your toppings in as many small bowls as you’d like, and take out the plate with the bananas from the freezer.
- Dip each banana in the chocolate mixture and garnish with the topping of your choice. Place on the plate and repeat with the other bananas.
- Place them back again in the freezer for about 4 hours and enjoy!