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Chocolate Banana Smoothie - Vegan and Gluten Free - even if you aren't on a special diet, this smoothie is delicious!

When we started blogging almost two years ago, it was all for fun – and we had no idea that A Family Feast would end up turning into my full-time job, as well as a small family-run business! It’s been very exciting to see this little blog of ours grow, it’s a creative outlet for both Jack and me, we get to eat great food, plus – it’s hugely rewarding to share our recipes with all of you – our wonderful readers!

And – we’ve also inspired a new generation of bloggers in our family! Our daughter Emma has started her own blog (you can see it here) as well as our grandson JC (see his blog here)!

Chocolate Banana Smoothie - Vegan and Gluten Free - even if you aren't on a special diet, this smoothie is delicious!

This vegan Chocolate Banana Smoothie is a recipe originally published on JC’s blog, and it’s a recipe that JC came up with on his own.  JC was visiting us a few weekends ago and he asked if we could help him photograph this delicious smoothie to feature over on his blog (and he graciously allowed us to share it here on A Family Feast as well)!

This smoothie is vegan and gluten-free – but even if you aren’t following a special diet like JC’s – you’ll love this light and refreshing smoothie! It’s sweet (but not too sweet) with the perfect balance of chocolate and banana flavor, plus a hint of vanilla!

Chocolate Banana Smoothie - Vegan and Gluten Free - even if you aren't on a special diet, this smoothie is delicious!

JC helped us stage these vegan Chocolate Banana Smoothies for the photos you see here, and he also helped man the camera. I think he did a great job! Thanks for sharing your recipe JC!

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie (Vegan and Gluten Free) - A Family Feast

Chocolate Banana Smoothie (Vegan and Gluten Free)

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips (we used Enjoy Life brand)
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla extract (read the bottle, many regular brands are gluten free but some are not)
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree for about one minute.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

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  • Cindy wrote:

    If this is vegan, honey should not be used! I recommend maple syrup 🙂 yum!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Cindy!

  • Levan @ wrote:

    Chocolate in a smoothie is ALWAYS a killer combination. And it has banana too – my favorite fruit! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Love it!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Levan!

  • Penny wrote:

    The banana, chocolate smoothie isn’t vegan, it has honey in it.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you Penny – we stand corrected!

  • Jessica wrote:

    Oh!! That’s look so delicious! I’m in a smoothie mood right now and I think that my boyfriend could enjoy a lot more this one than my green smoothies! 😛 Need to try! Thanks!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Jessica – I hope you (and your boyfriend) enjoy it!

  • Carol at Wild Goose Tea wrote:

    You can’t beat that flavor combo in my book. When I am at a fair, I am immediately on the outlook for the frozen chocolate bananas.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Carol! I love frozen chocolate covered bananas too!

  • Tom @ Raise Your Garden wrote:

    This chocolate banana smoothie is calling my name. It’s cold and rainy today in Buffalo but that’s not going to stop my thirst for this. I don’t have any vegan chocolate chips so I’m going to have to use regular one’s. I know it’s not as good for me but it’s still healthier than most of things I consume. 🙂

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Tom! Hope you enjoy it!

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