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Thursday, 14 April 2016

Chocolate, Coconut, Banana & Coffee 'Milkshake'

This week is UK Coffee week! I know, I had no idea either until recently joining with the Food Year Link Up (links below). I'm not the person to turn away coffee, so I thought in aid of the celebration of this wondrous bean, I would make something a little bit different for you. In keeping with the warmer weather (she says) and my love of coconut, a chocolate, coconut and coffee milkshake, minus the milk, sounded appropriate... and extremely yummy, and slightly healthy (one count of your five a day!)

Firstly, a bit about UK Coffee week:

1. A nationwide fundraising initiative in aid of supporting coffee growing countries
2. All funds go to Project Waterfall in order to raise money to bring clean water and sanitation to coffee growing countries, such as previously in Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. 
3. This year's donations will be going towards the Oromia region of Ethiopia. 
4. Most of the coffee growing regions come under what is known as the 'bean belt', meaning water is scarce. 

Don't you agree that if we want to continue enjoying coffee, we should support those countries that are growing it, especially when it comes down to clean water.

To donate, go to
Also visit for more information


200ml Alpro Coconut Original
Large shot of espresso coffee (I used Lavazza)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp coconut cream
1 tbsp porridge oats + 1 tsp for sprinkling
1 banana, chopped
A squeeze of runny honey


1. Add all the ingredients into the blender (I used a Nutri Bullet) and blend until smooth.

2. Pour into your glass of choice and drizzle honey on top, and add a sprinkle of oats for decoration. Serve!

Do let me know if you try this recipe and what you think! What other ways do you like to enjoy your coffee? And have you been celebrating UK Coffee week? Link me down below if you have, i'd love to see!

Here is the link for the Food Year Link Up for April, in case you are interested!

Charlotte's Lively Kitchen - Food Year Linkup



  1. Oh I love the sound of this "milk"shake, it's full of flavours I love. Today I've been celebrating Coffee Week with a slice of homemade coffee and walnut cake :-)

    1. Thank you! :) I love the creaminess of it! Not sure how healthy it is though?! That sounds lovely x


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