September 9, 2014

Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

Thick, creamy, & smooth! This easy shake is sure to satisfy the biggest chocolate cravings. It tastes like an indulgent treat, but has just FOUR simple, healthy ingredients that come together in 2 minutes! When it comes to smoothies and shakes, I tend to just toss ingredients in the blender as I go. But my husband and I loved this one so much I finally got the measurements down to share with you all. Play around to find the sweetness you prefer. The riper the banana (i.e. the more brown spots) the sweeter it'll be, and you can add more or less agave/honey to taste. If you have sliced frozen banana in the freezer that works great too!

PS - a sweet lady named Catarine left a comment that she swaps out the cocoa powder for a vegan chocolate protein powder for her 4 year old daughter's breakfast and I LOVE that idea! Thanks for sharing Catarine! 😊

Vegan, gluten-free

1 cup vanilla almond milk (or other milk of choice)
1 ripe banana
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. agave (or honey)
Optional: 2-3 ice cubes

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Taste and adjust if necessary.

Note: I use unsweetened milk and cocoa powder, so reduce agave/honey if using sweetened.

More healthy chocolate indulgences!
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  1. I made this for breakfast this morning. DELCIOUS!

    1. Hey Ashley! Yessss - chocolate milkshake for breakfast = the best day everrrr!! ;) Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the sweet message!

  2. Sounds good to me Kaitlin. I just throw everything in to my blender too. I am on smoothies rather than shakes at the moment.

    1. Thanks Jacqueline! Usually I'm on a fruity smoothie kick but this has been an awesome change of pace lately! :)

  3. You know I love chocolate for breakfast!!! This is a great "chocolate milk" option for the boys. Freezing the banana gives it a wonderful texture too!! Love!!!

    1. Aw thanks Sarah! Yes!! This is so easy I bet the boys could almost make it themselves! ;)

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  5. I hope that this tastes better than my last milkshake!
    P.S. Making this for cooking class hope we love it

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    1. Hi Alyssa! I don't provide nutritional stats, but if you'd like to calculate your own you can try this website:
      I've heard it's pretty straightforward and easy to use. Hope that helps! :)

  7. My 4y/o will not eat breakfast and I feel terrible sending her off to school with an empty tummy. Enter this chocolate shake. I switched out the cocoa powder for a vegan chocolate protein powder and I always freeze the banana and she asks for it every day.
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! Seriously.

    1. Hi Catarine!! Oh my goodness, I'm so happy you found something for her in the mornings! (I have a 5 year old so I know the feeling!) And what an awesome idea swapping out the cocoa powder for a protein powder for an extra boost - I LOVE that. Hope you two have a beautiful week!! Sending love <3