Dining in Dairyland: Chocolate Banana Smoothie


3/4 cup chocolate milk

1 frozen banana

2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

A sprinkle of cinnamon

1/3cup yoghurt, preferably vanilla

1 tsp. instant coffee powder (optional)

2 tbsp. nut butter (optional)

Oatmeal (optional)



All the ingredients except the instant coffee and cocoa powder can be found in the cafeteria, so start collecting them! All you need to do is put the ingredients in a smoothie mixer and mix for a couple minutes. If you don’t have a frozen banana, you can add some ice cubes. If you want to be more elaborate, you can freeze a milk substitute, such as rice milk, in an ice cube tray and use that to chill the drink.

This smoothie has protein, fiber, fruit and milk fat, making it a healthy and filling morning smoothie. The texture of oatmeal in a smoothie can take a bit of getting used to, but I do not find it unpleasant at all, and it keeps you full for longer.