Cocoa Coconut Banana Smoothie

Cocoa, banana and coconut are a scrumptious combination and this smoothie captures them all in a thick, satisfying drink. It’s just the thing to enjoy after a workout, as a snack, or as a dessert.

  • Prep: 5 min
Yields 2 Servings
cocoa coconut banana smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sweetened shredded coconut divided
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) milk
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 frozen very ripe banana broken into chunks
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder

Preparation

Set 1 tsp (5 mL) of the coconut aside for garnish. In a blender, combine remaining coconut, yogurt, milk, vanilla, banana and cocoa; purée until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately.

Tips

Very ripe bananas with brown spots on the skin give the most flavour to smoothies. Once ripe, peel the bananas and place in a resealable freezer bag, then freeze until solid and keep on hand to make this recipe.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 257 Calories
Protein: 13 g
Carbohydrate: 37 g
Fat: 9 g
Fibre: 4.1 g
Sodium: 175 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 35 % / 385 mg
Vitamin B12: 60 %
Magnesium: 33 %
Phosphorus: 33 %
Riboflavin: 32 %