You only need four ingredients to make this creamy Chocolate Banana Smoothie. This recipe is vegan, paleo, and dairy-free, and only takes a few minutes to make. If you are a chocolate lover, then you must try this ASAP!

chocolate banana smoothie served in a glass with whipped cream and chopped strawberries on top

When you need a quick chocolate fix, or you just want a cold and refreshing smoothie that is healthy and delicious, then you’ve got to try this Chocolate Banana Smoothie. With only four ingredients, you can make this in just a few minutes.

You can use either cocoa powder or cacao powder to add the rich chocolate flavor. Dark chocolate is actually very healthy since it is very high in antioxidants and magnesium.

In fact, it is thought that the high magnesium content in chocolate could be one reason why some women crave it around their menstrual cycles. Just for that reason, I have nicknamed this Chocolate Banana Smoothie, “The PMS Smoothie.” Trust me, it helps!

photo with labeled ingredients for chocolate banana smoothie

Recipe Steps

Step One

Place your milk, banana, cocoa powder, and maple syrup in the pitcher of a high speed blender.

ingredients for chocolate banana smoothie in a blender ready to be blended

I highly recommend using a high speed blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix.

If you don’t want to use boxed coconut beverage in this recipe, you can make your own homemade coconut milk. Or, you can just use regular unsweetened almond milk or your choice of dairy-free milk. See my list of the best homemade dairy-free milk recipes.

And, as always, please check the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Blend your ingredients on high for about 30 seconds, or until the smoothie is completely blended and creamy.

Step Three

Once you’ve blended your chocolate smoothie, then you can serve it right out of the blender.

chocolate smoothie served in a glass with chocolate chips

Pro Tips

  • You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many servings you want.
  • Use two pitted dates instead of maple syrup, if you prefer.
  • If you don’t have coconut beverage, you can also use light canned coconut milk OR your choice of unsweetened dairy-free milk.
  • You can use either cocoa powder or cacao powder.
  • Use a Blendtec or a Vitamix to ensure that the smoothie gets very creamy and fully blended.

FAQs

I don’t have a Vitamix. Can I make this in a regular blender?

Yes, you can! It may not be as smooth, but it will still be delicious.

What kind of protein powder do you recommend?

There are a lot of different choices. I would recommend using an unsweetened protein powder of your choice. Or, check out my complete list of the best paleo protein powders (with vegan options).

overview shot of chocolate smoothie served in a glass on a table with chocolate chips and a wooden spoon

Other Dairy-Free Smoothie Recipes You Might Like

Or, check out my entire list of healthy smoothies, all made with no dairy!

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chocolate smoothie served in a glass with a wooden spoon

Chocolate Banana Smoothie


Description

You only need four ingredients to make this creamy Chocolate Banana Smoothie. This recipe is vegan, paleo, and dairy-free, and only takes a few minutes to make. If you are a chocolate lover, then you must try this ASAP!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut beverage (or your choice of dairy-free milk)
  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas, broken into large pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or two pitted dates)

Instructions

  1. Place your coconut beverage, frozen banana chunks, cocoa powder, and maple syrup in the pitcher of a high speed blender. 
  2. Blend your ingredients on high for about 30 seconds, or until the smoothie is completely blended and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours.

Notes

  1. You can easily double or triple this recipe depending on how many servings you want.
  2. Use two pitted dates instead of maple syrup, if you prefer.
  3. If you don’t have coconut beverage, you can also use light canned coconut milk OR your choice of unsweetened dairy-free milk.
  4. You can use either cocoa powder or cacao powder.
  5. Use a Blendtec or a Vitamix to ensure that the smoothie gets very creamy and fully blended.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothies
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: pms smoothie, cacao smoothie, banana chocolate shake

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