Mmm ... I'll eventually stop making chocolate smoothies. Just not today.
Why We Love This
Don't you just love coconut? That tropical punch, those health benefits! And who doesn't like chocolate (or in our case, raw cacao powder)?
This tasty chocolate coconut smoothie recipe comes in at just 259 calories and is packed with potassium, fibre, calcium and nothing artificial. It only contains 6 ingredients you likely already have in your superfood pantry: coconut milk, cacao powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, bananas and honey.
This recipe makes approximately 450 ml of finished drink so it's a fairly standard size smoothie and very filling for the amount of calories.
How It Tastes
Now, if you're not a honey fan, substituting another sweetener is perfectly fine. I would prefer maple syrup, agave or stevia in mine in the future as this smoothie already has quite a powerful coconut taste.
Overall, the coconut milk is definitely the strongest flavour in this smoothie. Loretta said the cacao was strong enough but not obnoxious in hers. I am not a huge fan of honey so I tasted that quite a bit, of course.
Nutritional Information & Health Benefits
If you can avoid canned coconut milk, please do. We generally just pick up ours from Coles or Woolies and they come in UHT milk cartons. These are generally healthier than canned coconut milk so be aware of the difference.
Coconut milk is great for those who are lactose intolerant and it contains fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and essential minerals including iron, selenium, calcium, and magnesium.
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Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup(s), Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1 tablespoon, Raw Cacao Powder
- 0.50 tsp(s), Vanilla extract
- 1 Tsp, Cinnamon
- 1 serving, Bananas, raw
- 1 tbsp, Honey
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