6/7/12

chocolate-banana vivanno (copycat)

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For the longest time (since last summer) I vowed to save money and figure out how to make those Starbuck chocolate-banana vivanno's at home. Little did I know that making them at home not only saves you a ton of money but that you pretty much come 99% close to the exact same drink.
Ripe banana, whey protein, cocoa powder, milk and ice. I also added in a bit of greek yogurt to thicken it up when I didn't have ice cubes on hand.
Tastes exactly the same as Starbucks.
So why not share with you all.
It's been my go-to morning drink all week.
I just love them. I've added coconut to it just for a little extra something something.

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Nice and easy.

chocolate-banana Vivanno (copycat)
inspired from Starbucks
print recipe

1 banana
¼ cup plain greek yogurt
½- ¾ cup lowfat milk
1 scoop whey powder
½ - 1 TB cocoa powder (the amount all depends on your level of chocolate taste; I used double dutch ½ TB)
handful of coconut, optional but wonderful
½ cup ice (or more?)

Blend all in a blender until smooth. Top with additional coconut and serve.
Makes one giant smoothie.

17 comments:

  1. OK, let's do this. I'll come to your place to cook Mexican food and you are in charge of desserts, deal?

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  2. Love the addition of coconut! It is so easy to make your own shakes and much cheaper.

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  3. I've never had this at Starbucks and I don't even want to try theirs. I love this idea for breakfast or for a snack...right now:)xx

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  4. This looks so delicious- even better than the kind at Starbucks! Homemade always beats store-bought, in my opinion.

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  5. That sounds incredible! Times 100 : ).

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  6. YUM! Dawn ive been making lots of smoothies I need to get some of that protien powder! Thanks

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  7. All Starbucks drinks for me can be sucked down in 3.2 seconds. Hot, cold, iced, etc and it's like drinking 5 bucks in a minute and I just can't do it. Anything I can make at home like this...YES! Sounds awesome!

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  8. A delicious drink! Yummy.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  9. Sounds like a perfect way to start the day! Yum!

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  10. sounds good to me! and i've never even had the s*bux version ;)

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  11. I love this, I'll do anything to stem the massive cash flow to Starbucks, and I bet your version is way healthier, anyway.

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  12. What do you think would happen if you added a dab of natural creamy peanut butter?

    This looks so good and might even inspire me to make myself breakfast.

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  13. the coconut is in no way optional for me--it's essential!

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  14. I would not have pegged you as a protein shake kinda gal...but I suppose if it gives you an excuse to drink shakes for breakfast then why not!

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  15. I don't frequent Starbucks, so I've never this, but it looks and sounds delicious. I have all the ingredients and will try yours first, but then maybe try almond milk instead of regular. :-)

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  16. I had this, and a bowl of strawberries, for breakfast this morning. Delicious. :-) I plan to make it for lunch some warm day and add a shot of coconut rum.

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  17. I'm working on a blog post about tastes we like as grown-ups, but didn't as kids and googled "chocolate vivanno" which brought me to this post. I am going to have to try a homemade version with coconut. This sounds so tasty! Thanks for sharing!!

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