fruity chocolate frappe

This frappe is absolutely spot-on for the hot weather we are currently experiencing. The frozen banana whips up like ice-cream and creates a luscious drink that pours into the glass all lovely and chocolatey. The apricot brings lovely sweetness and cuts the need for any added sugars of sorts. Enjoy this frappe as a mid or afternoon snack, or even as breakfast with a piece of grainy toast spread with your favourite toppings. 

fruity chocolate frappe

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2 people
preparation time
5 minutes
cooking time


  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1 apricot, pip removed
  • 1/2 avocado
  • generous handful of ice
  • 4 heaped teaspoons cocao (or cocoa)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup milk of choice
  • dash vanilla extract


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend till thick and creamy. If you desire a less thick frappe like consistancy then simply add more liquid. 

Pour into large glasses and enjoy while still icy and cold.


nutritional information

  • Apricots are rich in vitamin A and C and potassium. Potassium helps keep cellular fluid balanced and plays an important role in blood pressure and heart health.
  • Experiment with adding other tropical fruit instead (or in addition) to apricot such as mango or nectarines. Fresh berries would also be delicious!
  • If using soy milk in your frappe, use a soy that is made from soy bean extract instead of soy protein isolate. Also check your soy for added sugars. Many brands do this and it is simply not needed.
  • Avocado adds luscious creaminess to this smoothie without the addition of dairy. Avocado is also rich in mono unsaturated fats and vitamin B5.