Nutty Banana Chocolate Smoothie

Sometimes in the morning, I’m just not in the mood for my usual berry smoothie. At times, I’ll just have some gf toast with sunflower seed butter, but there are times when I feel like a little treat 🙂
If I make this smoothie in the morning, I usually add in my “extras” (hemp seeds, flax seeds & spinach) but skip them if it’s just a snack (mostly because I’ve likely already had them in the morning!)

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Nutty Banana Chocolate Smoothie

Nutty Banana Chocolate Smoothie

Ingredients
1½ cups milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond)
½ banana
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp nut butter of choice (I used sunflower seed butter)
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash of cinnamon

Directions
1. Blend and enjoy!

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Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

mmmmm look at this cookie

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Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you believe it’s a healthy cookie?!

Gluten-free AND grain-free
Vegan – no dairy, no eggs
Refined-sugar free, and barely any sweetening at all (except natural banana sweetness)
And SUPER DELICIOUS!

Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies | *Lovely Avocados*

Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients
2 cups gluten-free oats
3/4 cup almond flour
½ cup shredded coconut
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
pinch of nutmeg
1 ½ bananas, mashed
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp agave or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
½ cup chocolate chips (I use enjoy life – vegan)

Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°
1. Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl (oats, almond flour, shredded coconut, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg).
2. In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients (bananas, applesauce, agave, vanilla extract, coconut oil).
3. Mix together wet and dry ingredients, then fold in chocolate chips.
4. Bake at 350° for about 14 minutes.

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Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

adapted from: Oatmeal Banana Chip Cookies GF | With Style and Grace