Chocolate-Chia Smoothie with Toasted Coconut

Amy Clevenger

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

If you’re looking for a thin, thirst-quenching smoothie that slides down easy for quick hydration—keep browsing. This thick-and-creamy concoction is more of an indulgent dessert, as spoonable as it is sippable (you might want to skip the straw!) and overflowing with rich, chocolaty flavor and coconut crave-ability. The secret to whipping up a smoothie with ice cream-like texture? Freeze the banana first, use the top layer from your can of coconut milk and sprinkle in some naturally expanding chia seeds.

Chocolate-Chia Toasted Coconut Smoothie

Chocolate-Chia Smoothie With Toasted Coconut


¼ cup coconut milk
¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ frozen banana
2 tsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. coconut oil
1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder
2 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. In blender, combine all ingredients except shredded coconut; blend until smooth.
  2. To toast coconut, place in pan over medium heat; warm for two minutes or until coconut starts to brown.
  3. Mix toasted coconut into smoothie and/or sprinkle on top.