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Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie

Red lentils give this smoothie a plant-based protein boost. Recipe source: Eating Well

Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 20-25 minutes Cook Time: 15-20 minutes (if using dry lentils) Servings: 1
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  • 1 Banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup Red Lentils, cooked
  • 1/2 cup Nonfat Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Maple Syrup

Canned lentils:

  • Drain and rinse canned lentils to remove excess salt before using. Canned lentils are fully safe to eat without further cooking.

Dry lentils:

  • Rinse lentils and remove any shriveled lentils or pebbles. Combine 1 part lentils with 2 parts water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Let cool before adding to smoothie.
  1. Combine banana, lentils (as however prepared by the above options), milk, cocoa and syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 % Daily Value
Calories 310
Fat 2 g 3%
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%
Cholesterol 3 mg 1%
Sodium 57 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 64 g 23%
Fiber 9 g 32%
Sugars 25 g
Protein 15 g 30%
Ingredient Nutrition Info

Cooked lentils are rich in folate and iron.

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