Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Nigerian smoothie

So my third dessert offering to you today is this rich and tasty chocolate banana smoothie recipe. The chocolate banana smoothie is the first smoothie on this blog with chocolate or should I say cocoa powder in it. Honestly, I don’t know why it took me so long to make it, but you guys were my inspiration; seeing that I was looking to make desserts that feature Nigerian ingredients.

It’s a simple 3 ingredient smoothie, and  I believe it is the easiest dessert recipe for the 12 Days Of Nigerian Desserts For Christmas. All you need are bananas, cocoa powder, and liquid milk (e.g animal, soy, coconut, almond etc.)


My darling Tgwe ( that’s my husband) who rarely has breakfast, made no delay in downing a bottle of this smoothie before leaving for work. I was shocked to open the fridge and find out that one for the bottles of smoothies was missing…(here I was thinking that he was serious when he said he doesn’t like eating in the mornings because he gets tummy cramps…apparently chocolate smoothies are an exception…wink). If you really want to enjoy it cold, freeze your bananas ahead of time, they will act as ice cubes without excess water.


Feel free to add yogurt or even ice-cream if you want it very creamy or thick. However, it tasted really good with the 3 ingredients. Happy Smoothieing 😉

Serves: 1-2
Recipe level: Easy
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Total time: 2 minutes
Meal type:  Smoothie, Drink, Dessert
Meal time: Anytime
Country/Region: Nigeria, African 


  • 2 ripe bananas, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup / 8 ounce liquid milk or plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Nuts, for serving and garnishing, optional
  • Chocolate Chips, for serving and garnishing, optional


  1. Combine the banana, milk and cocoa powder in a blender; blend for some seconds or until smoothie is completely smoothie. Check with a spoon for chunks ( and blend again if you find any).
  2. If you didn’t use frozen bananas, then chill smoothie in fridge for some minutes before serving.
  3. Serve in a cup and garnish with your favorite nuts and some chocolate chips.

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What do you think?