Cheeky Monkey Chocolate Smoothie

A naturally sweet and creamy chocolate smoothie sweetened with dates, banana and vanilla. This is yummy slurped through a straw at breakfast, mid-morning or after a busy day at school. A perfect way to give your cheeky monkeys a sweet chocolatey drink without a big sugar rush!

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Cheeky Monkey Chocolate Smoothie

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Breakfasts, Drinks
Servings 1 large glass
Suitable for Special Diet (or adaptable) Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Sensory, Vegan, Vegetarian



  • Place all ingredients into a blender and whizz up until smooth (around a minute)
  • If using ice, add to blender and whizz again or pour the smoothie over the ice in a glass.


  • Nut-free: swap almond butter to tahini sesame paste, sunflower seeds or hulled hemp seeds.
  • If you are a nut eater try other nut butters with added health benefits such as Resilient Nutrition Calm or Rebuild.
  • If looking to boost this smoothie with extra protein, then add 4 teaspoons of vanilla, chocolate or neutral-tasting protein powder.
  • This smoothie is also a great way to hide any food supplements you’d like to get into your little monkeys! Simply blend them in with the other ingredients and they will never know.
  • If using non-dairy milk, aim to use calcium-fortified where possible. Use coconut milk out of a carton rather than a tin.
  • Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 24 hours
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