Combine your morning coffee with a nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie.

Foodie Favorite: Cocoa Banana Walnut Smoothie

An affordable and delicious way to start your day

By Jeffrey ZampantiKENOSHA.COM

With a passion for writing and love for his hometown, Zampanti has nearly three decades experience working directly in the Kenosha community. The Kenosha native is Director of Content for

Looking for a quick, healthy and delicious way to start your day? Here’s a perfect way to combine your morning coffee with a nutrition-packed breakfast smoothie.


  • One banana (frozen, cut into pieces)
  • One scoop whey protein
  • 2 oz. milk
  • 4 oz. iced coffee
  • 1 Tsp cocoa
  • 1 Tsp honey
  • ¼ cup walnuts


Mix all ingredients into a blender (Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro is my favorite kitchen appliance) and serve immediately. Chopped walnuts can be sprinkled on top of smoothie as a nice garnish. Recipe is for one 16-ounce drink. Enjoy! 


The final product tastes similar to a chocolate milkshake with the frozen banana providing a creamy, iced beverage. … The smoothie includes numerous ingredients rich in antioxidants (walnut, honey and cocoa) and a quick 24 grams of whey protein to promote muscle growth/fat loss. … The coffee provides great flavor and a quick energy boost to start your day. … Milkadamia Milk (unsweetened) was used for this recipe. … The secret ingredient is the walnuts. Don’t skip the walnuts! … The cost of each smoothie is approximately 80 cents, making it not only delicious but very affordable.