ABC (Almond-Banana-Chocolate/Coconut) Smoothie

July 22, 2015


Author Notes: If you didn’t already know this, I’m a chocoholic. Anywhere there’s chocolate there is me. It’s a delicious problem. And because of this, oftentimes I find myself wondering “how, oh how can I have chocolate for breakfast that doesn’t involve a major sugar crash at 11 am?!” The answer presented itself to me in the form of this smoothie. It’s delicious, *healthy*, and chock full of chocolate. A+. Need I say more? Note: If you don’t have frozen bananas I recommend adding ice- the consistency will be waaaay too liquidy otherwise, and for some reason this makes for an odd smoothie experience. But even with the ice, there's just something magically creamy and delicious that happens when you blend a frozen banana, so prep the night before and freeze your banana. Your morning hangry self with thank you. Trust me on this one. Recipe inspired by A Beautiful Mess.
NOTES: Depending on the size of your banana, you may need more liquid than the recipe calls for. Use as much as your blender needs to successfully puree, which could mean as much as 1 cup or more. Unrefined or virgin coconut oil will impart a coconut-y flavor to the smoothie, while refined oil will keep things neutral.

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Rebecca Firkser

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2+ cups unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth- how easy is that?

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Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Reviews

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Rebecca F. November 23, 2017
There’s a chance my 1/2 banana was smaller than yours, which would definitely add a lot of thickness to the smoothie! Probably also depends on the power of your blender—a vitamix or other high-power blender would make a smoother purée and likely a thinner smoothie. As for the coconut oil, if you use refined it should have a neutral flavor and be less intensely coconut-y, while unrefined would be very strong. Though to your point, perhaps something like 2 teaspoons would be plenty. I’m going to note these in my description!
 
Liz A. November 23, 2017
i'm super curious about your ratios here. to make this more viscous i needed at *least* 3/4-1c of liquid - and 2tbsp of coconut oil really left a strong impact that was not masked. hehe. v rich but seemed off.
 
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Rebecca F. November 23, 2017
whoops, posted accidentally posted comment instead of a reply!