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 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.
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!
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Coconut, Banana & Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 250 ml coconut milk
- 1 heaped tsp cocoa powder
- 1 heaped tbsp oats
- 1-2 drops vanilla extract
- Put everything into the blender (1 banana, 250ml coconut milk, 1 heaped tsp cocoa powder, 1 heaped tbsp oats and 1-2 drops vanilla extract) and blitz until smooth.
Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.
Free From/Suitable For…
The ingredients I used to make this recipe are all free from the following allergens. However, please check any labels carefully for allergens you need to avoid as brands can vary and product recipes can change over time.
- Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
- Gluten-Free (you’ll need gluten-free oats)
- Tree Nut-Free
- Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphite-Free