Posted on March 25, 2017
Kids and adults will really love this healthy, vegan Chocolate Cinnamon Coconut Smoothie that is made with bananas and dates for sweetness and tastes like a thick and creamy chocolate milkshake! It’s packed with chocolate flavour, and YOU know it’s also packed with GOODNESS!! Give this easy chocolate smoothie recipe a try today!
Is your mouth watering at the sight of this Chocolate Cinnamon Coconut Smoothie? Mine is!
I have made this smoothie over and over again at home, determined to find a way to make the perfect chocolate smoothie, tweaking it as I went, a little more cocoa here, a touch less coconut milk there. Until I discovered the PUUURFECT combination of ingredients to achieve a very chocolatey, perfectly spiced, THICK and CREAMY smoothie with a hint of coconut. I used to make this smoothie with honey, until I tried it with dates, and OH MYYY!! I’ll never make it with anything but dates again…
The dates give this smoothie a richness and the perfect amount of sweetness (not too much).
This incredibly yummy chocolate smoothie is made with bananas, coconut milk, cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, dates and vanilla essence…It’s really very easy to make, and if you’re anything like me you’ll be craving one of these smoothies at least once a week from now on!! Get that chocolate fix the healthy way.
You might also like my Healthy Glow Pumpkin Smoothie, my Immune Boosting Grapefruit Banana Smoothie, my 5 Minute Spinach Apple Green Smoothie, my Incredible Strawberry Avocado Smoothie, my Post Workout Tropical Turmeric Smoothie, my Incredible Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl, my Blueberry Orange & Pawpaw Smoothie, my Mango Orange and Ginger Hot Smoothie, my Raspberry Coconut Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowls, my Refreshing Coconut Pineapple Mango Smoothie and my Pawpaw Strawberry & Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie.
Even more to love about this Chocolate Cinnamon Coconut Smoothie:
- The latin name for cocoa means “Food of the Gods”, amen to that
- Cocoa is rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, copper and manganese. It is also a good source of selenium, potassium, and zinc
- Coconut milk is rich in Lauric acid, which is converted in the body into a highly beneficial compound called monolaurin, an antiviral and antibacterial that is believed to destroy a wide variety of disease causing organisms
- Dates are high in fibre, and many vitamins and minerals. They are also a great source of energy so they’re ideal in a breakfast or mid afternoon smoothie!
- A great quick and easy breakfast on the go…this smoothie is made in just 5 little minutes, so you can be out the door with your smoothie in hand, in no time at all.
Speaking of grabbing things out the fridge and rushing out the door, I’m off to the mountains this weekend for a little getaway adventure…so you won’t be hearing from me until next Wednesday. I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures to share with you in a long photo-filled post when I get back. There’s something about looking at other peoples holiday photos that’s so much fun isn’t there? Or is it just me??!
Well, whether you’re a holiday photo admirer, or not, I’ll be back soon with renewed energy and enthusiasm to keep developing delicious, simple and healthy recipes to share with all of you! Because it’s what I love to do.
Happy Friday everyone!! Here’s the recipe for this divine Chocolate Cinnamon Coconut Smoothie, give it a try soon, and please let me know what you think of it in the comments, I’d love to know!
Also, if you have a favourite healthy chocolate smoothie recipe, or a healthy chocolate snack recipe, heck, any old chocolate recipe, tell me all about it.
We’re all about the deliciousness of chocolate over here!
A simply divine, healthy and easy to make, thick and creamy chocolate smoothie, ready in 5 minutes and made with all good-for-you ingredients! Perfect for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack.
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 3 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 dates
- dash of water if necessary
Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add a dash of water if the smoothie is too thick.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Notes: This smoothie can be made with Greek yoghurt, just use 3 - 4 tbsp yoghurt in place of the coconut milk.