Monkeys and Bananas Hot Smoothie

20141128_103703 Monkey and Bananas Hot SmoothieThis recipe is:

Plant-based/vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, (nut-free), corn-free, soy-free, sugar-free.

Get to know these volume measurements:

5mL = 1 tsp  •  15mL = 1 Tbsp  •  60mL = ¼ cup  •  125mL = ½ cup  •  250mL = 1 cup


1 x 500mL mug

 Prep time:

  • Organizing ingredients – 5 minutes
  • Assembly – 5 minutes

Cooking time:

  • Cooking time – 5-10 minutes
  • Blending – 1-2 minutes

Cooking tools and appliances:

  • Oven and stovetop
  • Small stainless steel pot
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Stand-up blender or hand blender with blending vessel
  • 500mL mason jar or mug


1          med     Banana
30        mL       Camino Cocoa Powder
30        mL       Cinnamon Powder
400      mL       Manitoba Harvest Hemp Milk
30        mL       Naked Coconuts Coconut Oil

1          scoop  Vega Vanilla Protein and Greens Powder (or your favourite protein powder)
(spinach leaves)

Get cooking:

  1. Place all ingredients, except protein powder and spinach (if using), in stainless steel pot. Bring to the boil.
  2. Place protein powder and spinach (if using) in blender, or tall vessel for hand blending.
  3. Pour #1 into #2, and blend until smooth and frothy.
  4. Pour #3 into your favourite mug or tall glass, sprinkle with extra cinnamon and/or cocoa powder, warm your belly and feed your soul!
  5. Store cooled leftovers in an airtight container refrigerated for up to 7 days, or frozen for up to 1 month.  You could even pour them into popsicle moulds and make some frosty treats for the kids!

Until next time, keep warm, stay frosty, and eat breakfast – it’s the most important meal of the day!

Eat well. Be well!™

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