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!

Cheeky Monkey Chocolate Smoothie

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


  • 240 ml Milk (of choice - we like coconut for this recipe)
  • 2 Medjool Dates (stones removed)
  • 1.5 tbsp Cacao Powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1 Banana (frozen & cut into chunks)
  • 2 tbsp Almond Butter
  • 0.25 tsp Vanilla essence (optional)
  • 1 handful Ice (optional)


  • 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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