German Chocolate Cake Smoothie

German Chocolate Cake Healthy Smoothie

In the Geneseo, Illinois Women’s Club Cookbook, there is a recipe for German Chocolate Cake. ( Geneseo, Illinois is where my dad grew up, and where my Great- Great -Great Grandfather settled when he came over from Sweden)

My dad loves this cake.  Once in a while, my mom will make it.  It’s magnificent.   The last time I has some, it was the night of my brother and sister-in-law’s rehearsal dinner.

I decided to make a German Chocolate Cake Smoothie.   It turned out quite delicious. Plus it’s healthy.

Chocolate Cake Smoothie

I basically combined all of the flavors of German Chocolate Cake and added them to this smoothie- including nuts. Nice little protein add there.   I might just need to make this for breakfast some time.

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let’s talk about bananas for a second.

I like freezing bananas, smashed in a plastic bag.  I will literally cut the bag off of the bananas using kitchen shears. I like to freeze bananas in a quart sized bag, two at a time.   When freezing bananas for smoothies, freeze them right when they start to show some brown spots.   I don’t think that green bananas make good smoothies.  and if it’s too ripe, it is just too sweet.

German Chocolate Smoothie

German Chocolate Cake Smoothie ( serves 2)

Ingredients 

2 frozen bananas

1 cup of milk

about 10 pecans or 10 walnuts

1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tablespoon cocoa powder.  or more or less based on your chocolate preference

Method: Place all the ingredients in a plastic bag and blend in your blender.  Garnish with extra coconut if desired and serve.

German Cake Smoothie

I actually made this for an afternoon snack this weekend.  It was a big hit with the kiddos!

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