Banana Cocoa Smoothie

"Rich, creamy and filling... this is delicious, easy, healthy and tastes more fattening than it should. Any questions ?"
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Ready In:


  • 1 large banana, chopped
  • 100 ml milk (skim works perfectly. Can also be made vegan no problem)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (Add more if you like yours chocolatey)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or sugar substitute, syrup, honey or jam. I used a generous teaspoon of fig jam, which gave it a gre)


  • Heat milk if desired. If unsure, consider whether the idea of a sweet, rich, banana-y drink made WARM is sickly or sublime to your tastebuds.
  • Combine all ingredients a blender or food processor until smooth.
  • Savor!

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  1. Manami
    Hi there - what a terrific smoothie! I have had one for breakfast three mornings straight! :) I used 2% milk (what I always use), unsweetened raspberry preserves, a little splenda & of course the banana, & the unsweetened cocoa, made it with a little ice in the food processor! Wonderful and am so happy I tried it and thanks for posting it, Diane :) Reviewed it for "I Recommend ....New Thread" on QueenBee49444's review! ;)
  2. Gator Bake
    This smoothie is wonderful. I did not add the sugar and it was sweet enough for me. Thanks for posting a healthy dessert I can look forward to!
  3. UmmBinat
    This is pretty good. DD (5 years old) liked it. I added some Q'ia cerial by natures path to make it healthier and liked it for a little energy boost. I used very ripe bananas, cashew butter and water to make a dairy free milk, fair trade organic cocoa powder, &, organic, raw, local honey. Made for Healthy Choices Tag Game 2013.
  4. sweetysjd
    This was just fabulous! I've made it 3 times in the past week. I used whole milk and real sugar and added an ice cube because I like my smoothies really cold. It was so creamy and chocolatey. The next time I made it I skipped the sugar all together and I thought that was great! I am a dark chocolate lover and the banana added just enough sweetness for me. This would be a great recipe for chocolate lovers looking for healthy ways to enjoy it. Thanks!!!
  5. Mona K.
    Yummy...but I think it needs more banana! :)

RECIPE SUBMITTED BY Me at Christmas , eyeing the mince pies , muaharhar. I'm sixteen years old and love to cook. Seriosuly , I always bug my mum when she's coming home - " Can I boil an egg ? Do you want me to put on the pasta ? " etc - and I have little tradition where I cook a complete dinner once a fortnight. Thats' generally what I review recipes for as I don't get a chance to cook the rest of the time :( Since I live in Hong Kong, I don't have access to a lot of the stuff most Recipezaar-ers in the US do , so I spend a lot of time filtering out refrigerated buttermilk biscuits , frozen pie shells, pastry flour and all those instant mixes >< Its' not just that I live in Hong Kong though , my pantry (physically impossible in a two-bedroom flat, but there in mind and spirit) is small. What I always have in the kitchen : plain flour, self-raising flour, sugar, cocoa, pasta, canned beans, canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, garlic, onion, some kind of cheese, low-fat yogurt, low-fat milk, water, frozen berries, muesli. I guess a love of food is born in as I'm half-Italian. I go to Sicily every summer and its so different from here - there is this ...respect for food. I LOVE IT The other half of me has an ex-baking grandma ( she stopped after she had no-one to fatten up ) and I think I got a bit of that too , I absolutely ADORE making cakes, cookies,muffins but I hate having them around the house . I mulled over the idea of selling my baked stuff but in the end decided I'd probably get arrested for hawking and no-one would know what I was doing anyway. My rating system - ***** Perfect. this is for whatever the recipe claims to be, i.e. if a recipe a simple,quick, economic stew I won't give it *** for not being finicky or delicate. These are often foolproof, too :) **** Almost perfect, but there was something missing. *** All right . Not a bad recipe, but I didn't like it. ** Not enjoyable, but with some spark or facet with merit. * Godawful. SORRY ! <img src="" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket">
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