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Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie – This easy recipe makes a healthy smoothie that has everything that would make it absolutely delicious.

Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie - This easy recipe makes a healthy smoothie that has everything that would make it absolutely delicious. simplylakita.com #smoothie #mocha

You may remember that I recently shared with you that every Monday during the month of April I would be sharing with you some of my Caribbean vacation photos as well as a recipe using some of the local ingredients that I was able to pick up while on my trip. Just in case you missed any of the previous destinations then I will link them here for you to check out:

The third stop on my trip was to San Juan, Puerto Rico and again I was able to take in the beautiful beaches and ocean breeze as well as the bustling city life and tropical rainforest.

Upon our arrival to San Juan, we began by exploring the El Yunque National Forest which is the only tropical rainforest within the national forest system. While there we were able to take in the humid tropical temperature, beautiful plants, and amazing waterfalls all without a mosquito in sight. I was VERY surprised to find out that there are no mosquitoes in this particular area of Puerto Rico; after all, it is the rainforest.

Our time spent there was very relaxing and it is actually pretty amazing that think that this forest paradise actually exists a mere 30 miles outside of the bustling city.

After departing from the rainforest we headed into the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico to enjoy some local cuisine, shopping, and tour the Castillo de San Cristobal. While touring the fort I was able to snap some great pictures of the city.

While exploring the city I was amazed at the number of iguanas that were everywhere. They could be spotted simply walking down the sidewalk or hanging out underneath parked cars in the parking lot…there were several times that they jumped out and scared me…Big iguanas are really scary!! But needless to say I survived them and my time in Puerto Rico ended with a quick stop for the most delicious fresh fruit smoothie that I have ever had and I was also able to pick up some spices as well as some local banana coffee.

So, of course, I had to share with you a smoothie recipe using the banana coffee and my other favorite ingredient…chocolate 🙂

Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie - This easy recipe makes a healthy smoothie that has everything that would make it absolutely delicious. simplylakita.com #smoothie #mocha

Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup of strongly brewed coffee (I used the banana coffee)
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

Instructions:

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into your favorite glass.

Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie - This easy recipe makes a healthy smoothie that has everything that would make it absolutely delicious. simplylakita.com #smoothie #mocha

Got any comments, questions, or other ideas for this Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie? Share them in the comments below!


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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Angela
    April 26, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    Love your pictures! I’m trying to go vegan so but I can use almond coconut milk.

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      admin
      April 27, 2016 at 12:09 AM

      Thank you! Yes you can use coconut almond milk instead and it will still be a great smoothie:-)

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    Tamara
    April 27, 2016 at 12:08 PM

    I would totally expect mosquitoes as well, so what a nice surprise!
    I love these flavors together. They’re meant for each other, and for my breakfast.
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      admin
      April 28, 2016 at 9:50 AM

      No mosquitoes in the rain forest was a very nice surprise! Yes they really come together for the perfect breakfast 🙂

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    Stacie
    April 27, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Beautiful pictures! Oh my gosh I would freak over banana coffee. I’ll have to try the recipe.

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      admin
      April 28, 2016 at 9:54 AM

      Thank you! It was some really good coffee…the banana flavor made the coffee mild and sweet.

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    Akaleistar
    April 27, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    Puerto Rico is so beautiful, and the Chocolate Banana Mocha Smoothie looks delicious 🙂
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      admin
      April 28, 2016 at 9:56 AM

      Thank you! It really is a beautiful place 🙂

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