Banana & Chocolate Milkshake

Welcome to Lettuce & Me.  This is my very first post.  I’ve spent hours on end in the past few years drooling over food blogs and making some amazing recipes along the way.  Of course, I fancied having my own blog, but between work and family, never got round to do it, until now.

If, like me, you have just about 2 whole spare minutes in the morning to prepare your breakfast, this is the fastest and most delicious way to start your day.  It will satisfy the sweetest tooth while filling you up with lots of goodness.  All you have to do it whizz all the ingredients in your blender et voila, breakfast is served!

Banana & chocolate smoothie

Banana & chocolate smoothie

I invested in a Vitamix blender a few years ago.  I bought it after my then 4 year old daughter made me sit through a demonstration in a department store.  She loves any kind of demonstration which is funny when you think that she doesn’t listen to a word I say.  I’ve had to sit through a few tedious lectures thanks to her but this time I was really impressed.  I didn’t even realised such things existed: ice cream made in seconds with just fruit!  However, when the tag price was mentioned, my enthusiasm quickly faded away.  But I kept thinking how good this magic equipment was and I returned a few days later to purchase it.  To be honest, for the first couples of years, it did not see too much action and I was seriously questioning my sanity having paid such price.  However, my Vitamix’s now become my best friend and is getting used every day.  I’ve even got my husband to have green smoothie now!  But fear not, you can do this with a less powerful blender.  Hope you enjoy it.

Banana & chocolate milkshake

Serves 1
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Smoothie, Snack
Banana smoothie to kick start the day.


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon raw cocoa nibs
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 date
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 teaspoon maca powder


Put all the ingredients in a blender and let it do its magic until smooth. Enjoy!

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