Banana and Faux Nutella Smoothie

22 September 2013

My sweet tooth is one of the bains of my life. I'm trying to counteract any cravings with fruit and diet soda, but sometimes you just need that hit of sweetness. I've been going crazy with my blender at the moment and trying to put it to as much use as possible. You guys all seemed to like my 7am Lazy Smoothie, so I'm going to share with you what I've been using recently to cure my sweet tooth. And let me tell you now. It involves chocolate, hazelnut and peanuts. Sounds good yes? But calorific? Think again.

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So what do you need? Grab yourself some frozen banana as the base of the smoothie. This time, the banana needs to be frozen so as to act as the ice part, and it keeps it chilled for a fair while. Now, time to add the Nutella, except this is faux Nutella remember? For this, you need one sachet of Options hazelnut hot chocolate. The taste is identical to Nutella, and you'll get the punch of the hazelnuts without the calories. Infact, one sachet of Options hot chocolate is only 40 calories. Can I get a woop woop? The next step is based on preference, but seeing as I adore peanut butter, I'm going to go ahead and a spoonful of PB2. If you haven't heard of PB2, it's something you need to invest in. It's a little pricey, but worth it. It's basically peanuts in their ground form - they're so grounded up and powdered, that 85% of the oil is eliminated making it less in calories. A heaped tablespoon is only 40 calories or so. It's incredible. You can mix PB2 with water, milk, yoghurt, anything, and you get a lovely peanut butter consistency for 85% less the calories. I think that calls for another woop woop don't you think? Finally, you add some soy chocolate milk. I'm big on drinking soy milk, and I love the Vive Soy range. Add as much as you want depending on how you like the consistency of your smoothie. Blitz it up in your blender for about 2 minutes so it becomes gorgeously smooth.

Pour, serve, and let that sweet craving be satisfied for half the calories. It's not the most glamorous of smoothies, but DAMN does it taste good.

-Tamsin xxx

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2 comments:

  1. love the idea of using options hot chocolate! i'm obsessed with pb2, definitely worth the money. i always mix it up with water and then drizzle it over apples. the chocolate pb2 sounds lush too & might be a way to further save on the calories of the options sachet xx

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  2. This sounds SO good! I need to get me some pb2 I think!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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