A no dairy chocolate smoothie with lots of oats, coconut and a dollop of pumpkin seed butter.
I have spells of drinking smoothies for breakfast and find them very filling if you put the right ingredients in them. Not just fruit obviously, that’s just the way to a sugar rush and crash mid morning.
Instead I combine banana, seeds, oats, nut butter and on this occasion also cocoa powder and coconut milk.
Pile everything into the Vitamix and blitz. The husband is unpredictable whether he wants to drink my Vitamix concoctions but he was very interested in this one. Generally I end up with enough for 1.5 servings so it depends whether I’m feeling greedy or he’s interested whether we share it.
They’re even better if you have frozen banana although today it was a fresh one. I used ordinary cocoa powder today – well actually the Sally Bee organic one from Lakeland – although I have used normal one from supermarket in past. If you have cacao powder you could use that too. I also find that baobab or flax seed mixes are especially good to make very thick smoothies that feel like more of a feast.
As it happened we also had some fresh coconut to garnish on top but this isn’t an essential ingredient unless you have some. Don’t buy it especially.
Do you enjoy a smoothie for breakfast?
- 1 large banana
- 200ml reduced fat coconut milk (or you could use coconut soya yogurt)
- 100ml water
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seed butter
- 1 small handful sunflower seeds
- 1 small handful oats
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- fresh coconut to garnish (optional)
- Pile everything into power blender (except fresh coconut)
- Blitz until smooth. Garnish with fresh coconut if using.
- Drink immediately!
I’m sending this no dairy chocolate coconut smoothie to:
We Should Cocoa hosted by Choclette at Tin & Thyme (oats and chocolate theme) – I did have something baked in the pipeline but not sure if I’ll make the deadline and noticed this smoothie waiting in drafts so obviously it’s meant to be!
More smoothie recipes to try: