Chocolate Banana Swirl, Dairy Free & Refined Sugar Free
- 1 chopped banana frozen
- 1 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
- 1-2 tbsp honey I find it’s sweet enough with 1
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- ¾-1 cup sugar free almond/coconut blend milk
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- Place the frozen banana in the blender and add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth. I only add just enough milk to cover the bananas. That way it maintains a silky thick texture. Using any type of coconut or almond milk would work well with this recipe. I prefer dairy free milks that contain coconut. I find it provides a rich creamy component.
Dairy Free Chocolate Banana Swirl
This is one of my favorite easy dairy free recipes, because it’s healthy, kid friendly and it tastes like a banana milkshake. It’s a fun afternoon treat! It’s been warming up outside! And that is a perfect reason to try out this frozen non-dairy drink . I make a lot of food from scratch. After my husband and I were married, my stepson was seeing all the different foods I could “homemake”. He was curious to see all the things we could make at home.
how and why it was named
Which is why this shake is called a Chocolate “Banana Swirl”. One day my stepson randomly asked me if I knew how to make a banana swirl. He didn’t really know what a banana swirl was and neither did I. I’m sure he just made it up on the spot. He spoke with all the confidence of a child. It was so cute and he was so excited to try a drink that he invented. So I froze some bananas, blended them up with heavy whipping cream, milk, cocoa powder and some honey. He loved it and still asks for it quite often. Since I don’t drink dairy I made myself a dairy free version. is made with chia seeds. It’s pretty much a chocolate banana milkshake with no refined sugar and is dairy free. It’s very healthy and oh so delicious. I love snacks like this since they offer taste and nutrition to hungry little ones (and hungry Linda’s).
I love my Califa Farms almond/coconut milks and creamers. The one I normally I find them to be the most creamy dairy free option out there. Anyways I hope you enjoy our little smoothie endeavor!