Ode to Summer + Chocolate for Breakfast

Ode to Summer + Chocolate for Breakfast

It seems as though fall is finally arriving. With the last few days reaching above twenty degrees (Celsius that is) it has been an unusually hot October. Now that it actually feels like autumn, I think it’s best to say a formal “goodbye” to summer.

In memory of a fantastic summer I have produced a chocolate milkshake that is good enough for breakfast (really!). There’s a chocolate and blackberry milkshake recipe in one of my favourite cookbooks, but it was a bit too indulgent to have that alone for breakfast. So I made a few swaps and added a couple things in and voilà! A breakfast-worthy chocolate milkshake.

This is the perfect thing to sip or spoon (if you’re a smoothie bowl type like myself) as you reminisce on your favourite summer memories.

Happy fall!





Ode to Summer Chocolate Smoothie

Servings 1
Author Ashley


For the Smoothie

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons hemp protein powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons cacao nibs
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Optional Toppings

  • Bee pollen
  • Cacao nibs
  • Nuts + seeds
  • Fresh + frozen berries
  • Coconut chips


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust flavours to your liking.

  2. Pour smoothie into a glass or bowl, top if you like and enjoy! Cheers to summer and fall!