Coconut, Banana & Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie



This coconut, banana & chocolate breakfast smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to start the day and the addition of oats will keep you filled up until lunchtime.

Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.

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This coconut, banana & chocolate breakfast smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to start the day and the addition of oats will keep you filled up until lunchtime.  Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.
We had a new addition to my family just before Christmas when I bought myself an early Christmas present of a Vitamix blender. I know some people get excited about new cars or the return of their favourite TV series but I’m a different and I get most excited by new bits of kitchen (or photography) equipment to play with.

My Vitamix ready to make a delicious coconut, banana and chocolate smoothie.

My new toy 🙂

That said, I think I’m a bit strange when it comes to new things. I was so excited when it arrived that I couldn’t bring myself to open the box for a week and it took a few days after I finally unpacked it that I actually tried it out! I’m not really sure why I waited – fear that it wouldn’t live up to my expectations (fortunately so far it has 🙂 ), knowing that once it’s opened I wouldn’t be looking forward to it any more, wanting to make sure that I had the time to try it out properly rather than rushing my first go… who knows. What about you, do you rip open parcels as soon as you get them or wait? Please tell me I’m not alone in this.

This coconut, banana & chocolate breakfast smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to start the day and the addition of oats will keep you filled up until lunchtime.  Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.

Since it turned up at the end of December I’ve been busy making myself smoothies for breakfast most days and this coconut, banana and chocolate smoothie is one of my favourites that I’ve been going back to again and again. The addition of oats makes it nice and filling and because it uses coconut milk it’s vegan and dairy free. Also the fact it contains a whole banana means that you start the day with one of your five-a-day.

You don’t actually need a really fancy blender to make this, I’ve made similar smoothies with my 20-year-old stick blender in the past, but you may find that it’s not quite as smooth, especially the oats – still delicious though!

This coconut, banana & chocolate breakfast smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to start the day and the addition of oats will keep you filled up until lunchtime.  Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.

Coconut, Banana & Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie

Active Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 2 minutes

Serves 1 (easily increased depending on the size of your blender).

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 1 heaped tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 heaped tbsp oats
  • 1-2 drops vanilla extract

Method

  1. Put everything into the blender and blitz until smooth.


Hmmm, not the most complex recipe I’ve ever shared!


 Love Smoothies?

If you love a good smoothie then make sure you take a look at some of my other recipes over in my BREAKFAST RECIPES MENU and if you love the flavours in this smoothie then you should try my COCONUT CHOCOLATE OVERNIGHT OATS

Banana Green Smoothie 2 Coconut Chocolate Overnight Oats 3


This coconut, banana & chocolate breakfast smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to start the day and the addition of oats will keep you filled up until lunchtime.  Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 283 kcal (14%), Fat: 5.8g (8%), Saturated Fat: 3.4g (17%), Carbohydrates: 52.5g (20%), Sugar: 19.4g (22%), Fibre: 6.9g (29%), Protein: 5.7g (11%), Salt: 0.4g (6%)

1 of your 5-a-day fruit and vegetables

This is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

This coconut, banana & chocolate breakfast smoothie is a delicious and healthy way to start the day and the addition of oats will keep you filled up until lunchtime.  Vegan, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.

Free From/Suitable For…

  • Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Nut-Free
  • Soy-Free
  • Corn-Free
  • Egg-Free

The ingredients for this recipe are easily available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

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20 Comments:

  1. Sweetie, your photos are stunning!!! I am exactly the same as you with new things. It took me 3 weeks before I took my Vitamix out of the box! I’m sure you’re happy you’ve got it now though! Xxx

    • Glad it’s not just me! I love it, although I still find the noise slightly terrifying – I go and hide in the other room when it’s on!

  2. I like to covet kitchen appliances for ages (sometimes years) before I finally purchase them – it’s part of the pleasure for me. I did it with both my kitchen Aid and Bamix. Now I’m thinking I need a Vitamix too! This smoothie looks delicious – the photos are amazing x

  3. Your photos are beautiful!

  4. You’re not alone! I get really excited about ordering a new ‘toy’, anticipate its arrival and then it takes me ages to try it…… I am sure there is an anxiety or fear of something in there, but I am not sure what!
    But looks like you’ve got into the swing with the Vitamix. Absolutely my sort of smoothie…… and a perfect fill you up all morning breakfast….. Adore the photos and styling too!

    • I think it’s a fear that I really want to love it and if I switch it on I’ll suddenly find that I don’t. I had that with a food processor once, I hated it from pretty much the first time I used it and it never got back in my good books. No problem so far with my Vitamix thankfully, I still love it!

  5. Awesome pics Charlotte! Really impressive! The smoothie looks great too – we’re eating loads of them at the mo as well. Sooooo easy! Nice ingredient choice 🙂

    • Thanks Dave, I’m having them for breakfast pretty much every day at the moment, so quick, easy and delicious. I’m always on the lookout for new flavours to try, what’s your favourite flavour combination?

  6. This sounds like such a delicious smoothie. Banana, coconut milk & chocolate are some of my favourites. And the oats would definitely fill me up for the day. Thanks very much for linking up to #BrilliantBreakfasts

    • I pretty much always add oats to my breakfast smoothies as I find they’re much more filling. I need to find some other filling alternatives to add a bit of variety.

  7. Can I use oat milk instead don’t like coconut milk

    • Charlotte Oates

      I’ve not tried it with coconut milk but I can’t see why not. The only thing I’d say is that coconut is one of the key flavours of the smoothie so I’m not sure how good it would taste.

  8. Is it the coconut milk in a can that you use? Or the alpro style one?

  9. It looks absolutely delicious! I will definitely make it for my kids. They love smoothies!

  10. Hi! I was just wondering if you could make this recipe the night before or does it have to be made in the morning?
    Thank you!

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