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Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie – This easy recipe makes a healthy smoothie that has everything that would make it absolutely delicious.
You may remember that I recently shared with you that every Monday during the month of April I would be sharing with you some of my Caribbean vacation photos as well as a recipe using some of the local ingredients that I was able to pick up while on my trip. Just in case you missed any of the previous destinations then I will link them here for you to check out:
- Amber Cove, Dominican Republic – Double Chocolate Banana Bread
- St. Thomas, Virgin Islands – Rum Cake
The third stop on my trip was to San Juan, Puerto Rico and again I was able to take in the beautiful beaches and ocean breeze as well as the bustling city life and tropical rainforest.
Upon our arrival to San Juan, we began by exploring the El Yunque National Forest which is the only tropical rainforest within the national forest system. While there we were able to take in the humid tropical temperature, beautiful plants, and amazing waterfalls all without a mosquito in sight. I was VERY surprised to find out that there are no mosquitoes in this particular area of Puerto Rico; after all, it is the rainforest.
Our time spent there was very relaxing and it is actually pretty amazing that think that this forest paradise actually exists a mere 30 miles outside of the bustling city.
After departing from the rainforest we headed into the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico to enjoy some local cuisine, shopping, and tour the Castillo de San Cristobal. While touring the fort I was able to snap some great pictures of the city.
While exploring the city I was amazed at the number of iguanas that were everywhere. They could be spotted simply walking down the sidewalk or hanging out underneath parked cars in the parking lot…there were several times that they jumped out and scared me…Big iguanas are really scary!! But needless to say I survived them and my time in Puerto Rico ended with a quick stop for the most delicious fresh fruit smoothie that I have ever had and I was also able to pick up some spices as well as some local banana coffee.
So, of course, I had to share with you a smoothie recipe using the banana coffee and my other favorite ingredient…chocolate 🙂
Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie Ingredients:
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup of strongly brewed coffee (I used the banana coffee)
- 1 large frozen banana
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into your favorite glass.