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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!
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Shout out to my friend Suzanne from Strands of My Life for shooting the photo for this recipe! This shake is so rich, creamy, and full of flavor as it is, but if you’re extra adventurous you can toss a couple of spoonfuls of nut butter in it for an extra tasty treat! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!!! This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered from Nutritionix and we often find their calculations to be slightly inaccurate based on the whole food ingredients we use on this site. Nutrition information can vary for a recipe based on many factors. We strive to keep the information as accurate as possible, but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. We encourage readers to make their own calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.
Chocolate Banana Shake Recipe with Coconut Oil
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 5gSugar: 34gProtein: 10g
This shake is so rich, creamy, and full of flavor as it is, but if you’re extra adventurous you can toss a couple of spoonfuls of nut butter in it for an extra tasty treat!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!!! This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered from Nutritionix and we often find their calculations to be slightly inaccurate based on the whole food ingredients we use on this site. Nutrition information can vary for a recipe based on many factors. We strive to keep the information as accurate as possible, but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. We encourage readers to make their own calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.
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!
Thanks Alisa! I will do that!
I am off to my kitchen to make this shake. It really looks delicious. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!
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! 🙂
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!
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! 🙂
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
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!
Would you happen to know how many calories this might be??
oh and yummy btw 🙂
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! 🙂
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.
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!
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!
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! 🙂
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.
Kasey – All of those adjustments sound delicious! This is one of my favorite shakes! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment! 🙂