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Sugar-Free Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Happy 40th birthday to me!

And, guess what? In honor of my big day, I have a giveaway for you! Most of you know I am a brand ambassador for Hamilton Beach products and they were kind enough to send me this fabulous new Wave-Action blender. Not only that, I get to give one away! How cool is that? Don’t you love it when you get gifts for someone else’s birthday? 🙂

I love my smoothies. I found myself in a bit of a run when I found out that not only do I have to watch the soy because of my PCOS, apparently the whey in most of my protein powders could be wrecking my system too. So, I pushed my chocolate protein powder in the back of the cabinet. Something else I have been trying to do is swap out all of my plastic for glass, or at the very least making sure the plastic is BPA free. I’ve been reading quite a bit lately about how the plastic , mixed with heat from the food or a microwave, emits chemicals that aren’t good for someone with PCOS, or any one for that matter.

So I was thrilled when the blender arrived and I noticed that it was glass and the plastic pieces were BPA free!



The blender is very stylish. It’s not stainless steel, but it does look like it. There is a pour spout on the lid and the middle part of the lid comes out. It has measures on it and you can use the stir spoon included to push those stubborn pieces down. It really is a cool tool.

Kiddo and I have been hanging out quite a bit this summer. When I told her we needed to make some smoothies to test out the new blender she began to tell me how grammie takes her to the Tropical Smoothie place and she gets a chocolate, banana, peanut butter mixture. YUM! I love making those but I am pretty sure the ones from the smoothie bar have some added sugars. With us trying to battle her ADHD as naturally as possible, we have to limit her sugar intake.

I was out of peanut butter so I just used some Carnation Instant Breakfast chocolate, sugar-free packets that were leftover from a wonderful sponsorship with Carnation, and a frozen banana with unsweetened almond milk and ice cubes. Super easy and she loved every last drop of it!

Disclaimer: I was given the blender for free in exchange for my honest review. I am not being compensated for my review. Opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. I have a smoothie recipe that includes a chocolate protein powder, peanut butter and banana. It’s DIVINE. (I’m also in the market for a new blender. I use mine all the time and it’s barely holding on for me.)

  2. Happy Birthday…I love functional gifts 🙂 Blenders are the best. I’ve always been a little intimidated by Food processors so this looks right up my alley–especially since I’m on a huge smoothie kick. We’re in Ecuador at the moment and every local market has multiple smoothie stands. I can’t wait to recreate them a home!

  3. My blender broke and I have been using a mini blender that is okay but there is nothing like the real deal. I have a nutribullet for my smoothies and that works great but I do miss a reg blender. Love this recipe and will be trying

  4. That smoothie sounds delicious! I think I need a new blender, wanted a vitamax, but hello those things are more expensive than Apple watches. I still want a new blender of some sort to make better smoothies, I think mine is on its last leg. Hamilton Beach has always been a good brand for me.

  5. That smoothie looks yummy! I love making my own because the ones at the smoothie place are made with high fructose corn syrup, and lots of it! This is much better.

  6. Happy Birthday to you! That blender looks awesome and sturdy. You had me at banana smoothie. I love bananas and that one looks so refreshing and delicious. I can’t wait to make this for my family.

  7. I had my very first smoothie today. Even my four year old enjoyed it. I will be making smoothies for breakfast more often now that I know he enjoys them too. It’s a great way to sneak in those fruits and vegetables. I need a better blender now.

  8. This sounds like a great sugar free smoothie. I am always making smoothies to drink for breakfast; I never would have thought to add Instant Carnation into it. This would be a great way to start off the day

  9. The Magic Wave Blender must be what I need. I love smoothies, but I feel my blender doesn’t blend them well enough. I end up with chunkies instead of smoothies. Maybe when I win the blender I will try this recipe. I love bananas in my smoothies. It tastes so yummy!

  10. I’m always worried about BPA’s so this would be the blender for me. I’ve fallen out of the habit of making smoothies, but I think I’ll start again. They’re so good and so healthy.

  11. That sounds like a yummy smoothie, and a great way to kick off your birthday! I expect to see a lot of cake in your future! Happy 40th!

  12. i love smoothies , every weekend i made avocado smoothie i didn’t add sugar just milk only co’z too much sugar in our body was not be safe. i like your post i think i want to make this one haha

  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have an AMAZING birthday and it’s full of love, light and joy!!! You deserve it. Also, this looks amazing I need more smoothies in my life, and I need to make this!

  14. Oh that sounds so good on a hot summer day. We actually need a new blender so will have to research this one you mentioned to see if it would fit our needs.

  15. I love smoothies and I’ve been wanting to learn how to make them. Ive just been putting it off. Lol. Glass blenders probably make making them a lot easier and it’s more hygienic if you ask me compared with plastic blenders. Glass blenders are easier to clean too.

  16. Hamilton Beach Blender looks like it could earn a special place in my kitchen. If my current blender dies out on me, It will be a Hamilton that I will get. The first smoothie I would make would probably be peach, mango, oatmeal and low fat milk.

  17. This sugar free chocolate banana smoothie sounds good. I would love to have this Hamilton Beach Wave Action Blender for making smoothies Yummy!!! I love the fact that the blender is glass and the plastic parts are BPA free. We have to be careful now days and need to know what we put in our bodies. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Oooo this smoothly sounds pretty yummy!!!! I use to be smoothly obsessed and I’m trying to get back into the whole smoothly thing!

    1. I am the same way. Honestly, I got sick of cleaning my blender so my husband purchase and immersion blender for my for Christmas. Yeah, that worked out well. I still haven’t used it. LMAO. But fall is almost here and that means a lot of crockpot and one pot meals, which is when the immersion comes in handy.

  19. Smoothies are my go to when I am craving something sweet. This chocolate banana smoothie sounds like heaven to me and I will be making this tonight.

  20. Yum! Yum! Yum! I love chocolate banana smoothie. I love using a good blender that gets everything nicely blended up. I love my Magicbullet, I’ve only had it for a few months and it makes great smoothies. I believe that I had a hamilton a few years ago and it was really great especially when we made pasta sauce.

  21. I would make a spinach and green apple smoothie first. It’s my favorite drink in the morning -other than coffee of course.

  22. Happy Birthday to You! This smoothie sounds yummy, you are so creative to have used the carnation breakfast in your smoothie, I wouldn’t have thought of that! I have a Hamilton Beach blender and they are awesome, one lucky winner will be very happy with their win 🙂

  23. When I was 16 I went to a diner and ordered a chocolate banana milkshake. It was delicious but by the time I got in the car with my mom to go home, I was doubled over with stomach pain and my throat, ears and neck were itchy. My mom took me to the doctor and that’s when I found out that after 16 years of eating bananas I had developed an allergy to them. I haven’t eaten a fresh banana since. 🙁

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