Nothing says summer better than a Chocolate S’mores Smoothie. This baby is lightly sweetened and packed with protein by using pasteurized eggs. Sponsored by Safest Choice Eggs™.
Most of the time, what I find in the produce aisle inspires me in the kitchen. And with summer here, inspiration can be found everywhere. My favorite season, hands down, is summer. I love the warm weather, the laid back schedule and all of the fun summer foods my family and I enjoy during these months. Summer is just the best time of the year.
The summer months also means we are making smoothies all the time. I love how easy they are to prepare and the kids love a cold, frothy treat for breakfast or as a snack. I can sneak in all kinds of secret healthy stuff in a smoothie and all the kids see is something delicious to eat.
I typically add protein powder to our smoothies, but many of them have a bad after-taste that is so not kid-friendly. And since pasteurized eggs from Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs became readily available in San Diego, I now like to drop in a raw egg in the smoothie for added protein.
The kids are safe from salmonella poisoning and they get the protein they need without the bad taste. It’s a win-win for all of us.
I asked my eldest, The Professor, for a new smoothie flavor he would like this summer. He thought long and hard and finally shouted, “I want a s’mores smoothie!”
Of course, he did. What shouts out SUMMER better than a chocolate s’mores smoothie?
This smoothie uses unsweetened cocoa power. To sweeten the smoothie, I used ripe bananas and a bit of honey. Feel free to adjust the sweetness to your taste buds. I wanted a healthy yet fun snack, so I kept the smoothie mildly sweet.
Plus, it is garnished with graham cracker crumbs and topped with a flaming marshmallow. Why add even more sugar? Feel free to substitute with mini marshmallows, a dollap of marshmallow cream or nothing extra at all.
Now resume your summer fun.
- 2 cup milk
- 2 egg, pasteurized
- 2 small bananas, overripe or frozen
- 2 TBS cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 TBS graham crackers, crushed into crumbs
- 2 marshmallows, large, toasted
- 1/2 tsp chocolate chips, dark, finely grated
- In a blender combine milk, eggs, bananas, cocoa powder and honey. Blend until smooth and frothy.
- Divide smoothie into two glasses and garnish with graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows and chocolate chips.
Serving Suggestions: Served with a small piece of graham cracker instead of the crumbs. Top with a dollop of marshmallow cream instead of toasted marshmallows.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 206mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 4gSugar: 24gProtein: 17g
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Disclosure: As part of the Darling Dozen, I did receive a stipend from Safest Choice Eggs™ to develop a smoothie recipe using their product. The story I have written is all true, and the opinions expressed are truly mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it!