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Chocolate Banana Smoothie with the Added Benefit of LSA

This decadently rich chocolate banana smoothie has the added benefit of LSA and is one of my breakfast favourites. Perfect if you are craving something sweet and chocolatey.

LSA meal (linseed, sunflower, almond) is a great source of protein, essential vitamins and minerals and helps detoxify the liver. Because linseed and the oil in the almonds are heat-sensitive, store your LSA meal in the fridge.

As for bananas, I like to be frugal about mine. Buy in bulk especially when you can find just ripe bunches in your grocer’s bargain corner.  Peel them, break up into bite-sized pieces or slice into 1cm slices and store in a zip-lock bag in the freezer. In fact frozen bananas make a great instant ice cream version of this drink too!

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie with the Added Benefit of LSA

This is a great breakfast on the go or afternoon tea treat for kids. Budget tip: you can buy bananas when ripe, peel them, break up into bite-sized pieces and store in a zip-lock bag in the freezer.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1


  • 1 large ripe banana peeled
  • 1.5 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao
  • 1 tbsp LSA meal


  • Break banana into a large blending jug. Add milk, cocoa powder (and your choice of flax seeds or muesli). Blend with a hand blender. Pour into glasses and enjoy.
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Chewy cashew, LSA and brown sugar cookies « Wholesome Cook March 18, 2011 at 11:20 am

[…] So, what is LSA and what does it stand for? Put simply, LSA stands for Linseed, Sunflower and Almond! That’s it! The seeds and kernels are ground into a coarse powder and apparently when combined become a super food – even more beneficial than they are on their own. They are packed with omega 3, protein, fibre and many other vitamins and minerals (read more here about the benefits and how to make your own LSA). It’s one of those foodie oxymorons: it tastes great and it is good for you. LSA is perfect for sprinkling onto cereal, yoghurt and adding to smoothies (see my 3 ingredient choc banana smoothie). […]

3 ingredient (instant) chocolate banana ice cream « Wholesome Cook August 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

[…] to my LSA smoothie – Mr Chipconnoisseur’s weekend breakfast staple, but denser in consistency, the choc […]


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