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Frozen Monkey Coffee Chocolate Banana Smoothie
This smoothie is inspired by Hoboken NJ's now long-defunct Frozen Monkey cafe, which used to make a similar shake with Tasti D Lite as a base. Their version fit perfectly into my urban 20-something lifestyle, in which, for better or worse, coffee and Tasti D were each a featured food group. These days I prefer to whiz up my own with a combination of frozen bananas and homemade almond milk standing in for the frozen dessert.
frozen bananas, sliced
shots espresso, cooled
cups milk (see note above)
teaspoons raw cacao powder or regular cocoa powder
Medjool dates, pitted
tablespoon ground flax seeds
Combine all ingredients in the jar of a blender and blend on high speed until perfectly smooth, about 30 seconds. Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.
You can use any milk of your choice. I use homemade almond milk for mine.