RECIPE: Dessert Smoothie


Delicious Nutritious Chocolate Dessert (or anytime) Smoothie

Help curb chocolate cravings with this tasty, quick, healthy chocolate fix.

In a blender combine:

1 cup ice

1 1/2 cups almond milk

1 banana

1/4 cup all natural cocoa powder (or hot chocolate mix or chocolate protein powder)

2 tbsp all natural peanut butter (or almond butter is even healthier)

Grind it up and drink it down!

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

4 thoughts on “RECIPE: Dessert Smoothie

  1. Sounds good. I don’t have peanut butter jar to examine, but almond butter has 16 grams of fat in two tablespoons. Too muuch for me.

    1. Some fat is essential in your diet for bodily functions, shiny hair, soft skin, etc. and tree nut butter is a good fat, as is olive oil. Fried chicken skin is not.

      Fat is necessary to feel full and critical for the absorbtion of several vitamins Including A, D, E and K.

      Dont’ be afraid of good fats; but Yes, cutting out fatty foods like Mac and cheese, hot dogs or pizza is wise.

      But a fat-free yogurt laden with chemicals that has 0 grams of fat and 110 calories per serving is entirely more toxic, less healthy and will leave you unsated, while 2 Tbsp of almond butter w 200 calories rich with omega 3s, protein, fiber and numerous other nutrients will keep you full longer and provides your body with nutrients needed to function.

  2. Yummy. I make something similar but peel and freeze the bananas first, then you don’t need ice. Delicious either way 😉

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