Chocolate Banana Shake Recipe with Coconut Oil

Like this Post? Please Share the Love!
Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on YummlyTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page

FTC Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means if you make a purchase through one of these links, I may earn a small commission on your sale which allows me to cover a portion of the cost of running the Delicious Obsessions site and free content we provide every week. This has no effect on your price and is simply a cost of doing business from the company you purchase from. I only recommend products or services that I have personally tried and love. You can view it like leaving a tip. Thank you for your support!

Chocolate Banana Shake Recipe with Coconut Oil // deliciousobsessions.com Follow Me on Pinterest

This chocolate banana shake is a throwback to the “shakes” my mom used to make me when I was a child.

It wasn’t often that I got to have sweets growing up. My mom never kept junk food in the home and kept my sugar consumption pretty low. I would always get excited when she’d make this and each time I make it as an adult, I am transported back to being a child and hanging out with my mother.

If you’re not eating chocolate, you can substitute carob and it is equally delicious. My mom used to make it with carob quite often, so I actually prefer the taste of the carob over the chocolate, just because it reminds me of childhood.

This shake is so rich, creamy, and full of flavor as it is, but if you’re extra adventurous  you can toss a couple spoonfuls of nut butter in it for an extra tasty treat!

Delicious Obsessions Product Recommendations

My affiliate partner, Vitacost, has really good prices on some of the ingredients in this recipe. If you sign up through this link, you’ll get a coupon for $10 off your first purchase from Vitacost, and when your order ships, I’ll get a $10 off coupon for referring you. The cool thing about this program is that you can then refer your family and friends through your own link and YOU can get the $10 coupons too! 🙂

Amazon, of course, has everything you need for this recipe. Their prices are often very good, though I love to shop around and sometimes find that Vitacost and Thrive Market have better deals. If you like saving money, it’s good to shop around! 🙂

In addition, my affiliate partner, Tropical Traditions, is where I get all of my coconut products from and if you make a purchase from them through any of my links, you will receive a free copy of their Virgin Coconut Oil book, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

I get all of my vanilla beans and other vanilla goodies from Beanilla. I’ve tried a ton of brands of vanilla and vanilla beans and Beanilla is by far the best quality I’ve found! Make sure you check out their Bean Bucks Rewards program so you can save on future orders.

Important Note On Gelatin Types 

When it comes to gelatin, you don’t want any old gelatin off the supermarket shelves. You want to look for 100% grass-fed gelatin from healthy animals. Just like other animal products, quality is important.

That is why I recommend Vital Proteins Grass-Fed Gelatin products and Perfect Supplements products exclusively. I have compared these brand with other brands on the market and the quality far surpasses anything else I’ve tried. I am thrilled to be one of their affiliate partners and support such great products and companies.

Perfect Supplements offers a grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen (cold-soluble) right now and has a gelatin (hot-soluble) in the works for 2016. Read my review of their product here or watch the video below. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.

Vital Proteins offers two types of gelatin. The green top (Collagen Protein) is what you need for this recipe and for recipes where you are making gummies, “jello”, etc. The blue top (Collagen Peptides) is cold water soluble and does not thicken or gel like gelatin does. Both are very nutritious, but can’t be used interchangeably. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.

 

If you want to learn more about gelatin and its benefits for our health, I highly recommend this book, The Gelatin Secret: The Surprising Superfood That Transforms Your Health and Beauty, from my affiliate partner, Sylvie McCracken. This book is packed with incredible information on how gelatin helps all aspects of our health and also features delicious recipes!

Gelatin-Secret-ebookShout out to my friend Suzanne from Strands of My Life for shooting the photo for this recipe!

Chocolate Banana Shake Recipe with Coconut Oil
 
Prep time
Total time
 
I have linked to the products from my affiliate partners that I personally use and recommend. All funds earned go to help support the maintenance of this site and free content. Thank you! 🙂
Author:
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Throw all the ingredients in a high-powered blender (I LOVE my Blendtec!) and blend until you reach your desired consistency.
  2. Add more ice for a thick, ice cream-like shake, or less ice for a thinner version.
  3. Serves 1-2 (depending on if you want to share!).

 

P.S. I absolutely LOVE my Blendtec blender. Read my Blendtec vs. Vitamix comparison here.

If you decide to order a Blendtec, you can save some more money when you place your order through my affiliate link here. When you place your order through this link, you will receive free shipping anywhere in the U.S. and Canada with your order. This will save you a minimum of $15!

In addition to free shipping, through December 1st you can receive an additional $30 off the already low prices on the refurbished blenders! Click here or the image below to learn more. Been wanting one? Now is your time to pounce!Blendtec Sale

Paid Endorsement Disclosure: Delicious Obsessions is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON.COM. This post may contain affiliate links and/or ads. We only recommend products or services that we have personally tried and love. When you make a purchase through any of these links, we earn a small commission on each sale, which allows us to cover a portion of the cost of this site. This has no effect on your sale price and is simply a cost of doing business for the company you are purchasing from. All funds received help with the continued maintenance of this website and free content. You can view it like leaving a tip. Thank you! Read our full terms and conditions here.

Real Food 101: Practical Tips for Healthy Eating - Get your Free copy today!
Like this Post? Please Share the Love!
Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on YummlyTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponEmail this to someonePrint this page

About Jessica Espinoza

Jessica is a real food wellness educator and the founder of the Delicious Obsessions website. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. She began helping her mother cook and bake around the age of three and she's been in the kitchen ever since, including working in a restaurant in her hometown for almost a decade, where she worked every position before finally becoming the lead chef. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.

Discussion

19 comments

  1. I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I’d love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this banana widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes for bananas,Thanks!

    reply 

    Alisa
    Posted 12/10/10

  2. Hi Jessica,
    I am off to my kitchen to make this shake. It really looks delicious. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

    reply 

    Miz Helen
    Posted 03/22/11

    • Thank you! I’ve been craving it recently too and I have some bananas I’m waiting on to ripen and then I’ll be making a batch. YUM! Hope you enjoyed it – thanks for stopping by and commenting! 🙂

      reply 

      Jessica
      Posted 03/23/11

  3. What a GREAT recipe! We are doing CHOCOLATE… CHOCOLATE and MORE CHOCOLATE at THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS Linky Party and we would love to have you link up this awesome recipe!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/03/this-weeks-cravings-21-chocolate-and.html

    reply 

    Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING
    Posted 03/22/11

    • Hi Tina – thanks for stopping by and commenting. I’ll have to head over to your blog and check it out! I’ve been craving this shake. As soon as my batch of bananas finish ripening, I’m making a big glass of it! 🙂

      reply 

      Jessica
      Posted 03/23/11

  4. Hi Jessica! I would like to personally welcome you to the hearth and soul hop! I am now following you on twitter and on facebook. I added your name to our twitter list so that ALL your daily posts will be shared with the group on our hearth and soul hop daily newspaper, so watch your tweet feed for updates! I adore these shakes! I make a green smoothie every morning, but every once in a while I get the hankering for chocolate and the combination with coconut would be so super duper good! very cool! Thanks so much for sharing it on the hearth and soul hop! all the best, Alex

    reply 

    alex at a moderate life
    Posted 03/24/11

    • Thank you Alex! That is much appreciated! How exciting!

      I love smoothies. I have been waiting for the bananas on my counter to get ripe so I can whip up one of these! I think today might be the day! Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to getting to know you better!

      reply 

      Jessica
      Posted 03/26/11

  5. Hi
    Would you happen to know how many calories this might be??

    many thanks
    Aileen

    reply 

    Aileen
    Posted 01/23/14

    • oh and yummy btw 🙂

      reply 

      Aileen
      Posted 01/23/14

    • Hi Aileen – I’m sorry, I don’t know. You could try this recipe calorie calculator: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

      reply 

      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 01/26/14

    • It would be around 400 calories with unsweetened almond milk… not sure how many calories are in coconut milk. I haven’t tried it yet but I am going to soon, it sounds delicious.

      reply 

      Michelle
      Posted 04/06/14

      • Hi Michelle – I don’t believe in counting calories. I believe in eating high-quality, nutrient dense food. All calories are not created equal and when I was working on weight loss, I was eating around 3,000 – 4,000 calories per day and dropped 40 pounds. It was mostly low carb and very nutrient dense with LOTS of fats — and I lost weight. As with all desserts this shake is a treat and should only be consumed once in a rare while. Hope you enjoy!

        reply 

        Jessica Espinoza
        Posted 04/07/14

  6. Hello Jessica,
    This recipe looks good. I think I’ll try it with the boys, (9, 7 & 5)! I hate to be one of those people who changes a recipe…but I have to ask. I use maple syrup or honey to sweeten in our kitchen. Any idea how much maple syrup is comparable to 6 drops of Stevia? Thank you, ma’am!

    reply 

    Tanya
    Posted 02/10/14

    • Hi Tanya – I’d maybe add in another tsp. or so of maple syrup. You can adjust it to suit your needs. This is a great recipe for the kiddos. I hope they enjoy! 🙂

      reply 

      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 02/12/14

  7. This is delicious, and I use it as a breakfast on mornings I need to be out very early,–I can’t eat much right when I wake up. The only adjustment is that I use cow’s milk (or sometimes half cow half coconut) since I’m not dairy free and too much coconut milk at once hurts my stomach. It’s just as good. 🙂 Sometimes I even leave out the cacao and use peanut butter and it’s a different kind of awesome.

    reply 

    Kasey
    Posted 07/12/14

    • Kasey – All of those adjustments sound delicious! This is one of my favorite shakes! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment! 🙂

      reply 

      Jessica Espinoza
      Posted 07/13/14

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *