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.
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Chocolate S'mores Smoothie
Nothing says summer better than a Chocolate S'mores Smoothie. This baby is lightly sweetened and packed with protein by using pasteurized eggs.
- 2 cup milk
- 2 egg, pasteurized
- 2 small bananas, overripe or frozen
- 2 TBS cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 2 teaspoon honey
- 2 TBS graham crackers, crushed into crumbs
- 2 marshmallows, large, toasted
- ½ teaspoon 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!
I want to face plant into this smoothie, very badly!
The toasted marshmallow and the graham cracker crumb crust on this make this really look like quite the dessert! Good to know its not a sugar bomb but instead is sweetened with bananas and honey, definitely looks a lot worse for you than it is 🙂
My kids wanted it sweeter, but I reminded them it was a nutritious smoothie and not a milk shake!