Chocolate Covered Coconut Smoothie with Banana Chip Powder

This post is sponsored by Bai.

For awhile we got away from long recipe titles. But we’re back!

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So this Bai5 Molokai Coconut drink.  It’s coconutty.  So coconutty.  It’s how I wished coconut water tasted…instead of it tasting like dirty water.  Personal opinion.  What is yours?

But if there was a taste test comparing coconut water to Bai5 Molokai Coconut I imagine 10 out of 10 people would say they wished coconut water actually tasted like Bai5.

I found mine at Target.  Now you have an excuse to go to Target to buy something other than colorful sports bras, a doormat and a car phone charger because your phone is ALWAYS on the verge of death.  You can now buy this most excellent coconut drink there too.

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So more about this smoothie.  The glass is lined with dark chocolate.  Like a margarita would be lined with salt but this is better because it’s chocolate. 

Then we blend up a coconut smoothie and top it with banana powder.

Banana powder? What is this? It’s just banana chips ground up.

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One time at an ice cream place they sold nutella powder, so I figured why not powder more things.  Like banana chips. 

I just threw some banana chips into my coffee grinder (file that under “Things you’re not supposed to put in your coffee grinder but do anyways, like raspberries for this recipe.”). 

When I lived at home I used to use my mom’s coffee grinder to make oat flour out of oats.  She lovingly told me that the coffee grinder might not be made for that AND that the coffee grinder was a wedding present from a college roommate (right, mom?).  So it was special to her and I probably shouldn’t break it in the name of oat flour.  Even if that oat flour was going to be used to make cookies or something else REALLY delicious. 

All that to say I now have my own coffee grinder that I can put non-coffee bean things in.  And I do say, it’s no longer functioning optimally.  Moms know best.

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I’m not sure what to do with banana chip powder next.  I know I need to sprinkle it on top of some banana oatmeal with peanut butter.  Maybe I’ll make waffles out of it.  That could be good.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  For now we’re doing smoothie things with it.  This creamy coconut smoothie is what your snack time or dessert time or breakfast time needs.  It’s the most refreshing way to scream, “SUMMER IS COMING!”chocolate covered smoothie \\ immaEATthat

Chocolate Covered Coconut Smoothie with Banana Chip Powder

A refreshing coconut smoothie in a dark chocolate covered glass.

Yield: 2 (~12 oz) smoothies

Prep Time: 13 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


2 medium frozen bananas

1 cup Bai5 Molokai Coconut

1/3 cup milk

1/4 cup ice

1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup banana chips


In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave.  Line the inside of a 12-oz glass with the melted dark chocolate.  Place the glasses upside-down on a wax paper-lined baking sheet while you make your smoothie and banana chip garnish.

Place the banana chips into a coffee grinder and grind until they turn into a powder.  Set aside.

In a blender, combine bananas, Molokai Coconut Bai, milk and ice until smoothie. Pour the smoothie into the chocolate-lined glass and use the banana chip powder to garnish.  Serve immediately.

chocolate lined glass idea from how sweet eats!<3

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p.s. I’ve put this Molokai Coconut goodness in my iced coffee and it totally elevates your morning coffee game.


  1. This is brilliant, banana powder is brilliant and Target is my lifesaver every day. No, like actually every day, and now I have something to keep my eye out for next time I go! 

  2. Target is a dangerous place! I have never tried this coconut drink, but I will be looking for it now. I grind my oats in the magic bullet and it works really well and is super easy. Maybe invest in one of those??

  3. Making banana powder out of banana chips? That’s so brilliant. I can’t believe I’ve never thought of it/tried it before!

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