Healthy Chocolate Shake – Tastes Like a Frosty

Healthy Chocolate Shake – Tastes Like a Frosty

healthy chocolate shake frosty banana chia seed cocoa frozenI found this recipe at RabbitFoodformyBunnyTeeth.com and wanted to test it out for myself. It was really good but I made a couple minor adjustments for my taste.

TIPS:

  • The recipe calls for a frozen banana right? Well I put a whole banana, peel and all in the freezer. When I took the banana out of the freezer, it was so frozen solid that I couldn’t get the peel off. Oops. Learn from me and pre-peel and slice the banana before freezing. They freeze up faster this way too, it doesn’t take long at all. Maybe a couple of hours or so. I’ve got a couple separate baggies of bananas in my freezer so I have them on hand for when I’m craving these.

frozen banana fruit potassium

  • The frozen banana really adds to the “frostiness” of the shake making it thicker so I absolutely recommend it although you can use a room temperature banana. The shake will just be more liquid but still super chocolaty good.
  • healthy chocolate shake chia seed frosty banana almond milk vanillaI also used a whole teaspoon of chia seeds to thicken it up even more. The chia seeds get blended up entirely that you can’t even tell they are. Any time I can incorporate more chia into my diet, I do it. 
  • I added 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. It made the shake even richer.
  • I also added a packet of organic stevia to my husband’s shake because he likes very sweet things but mine was sweet enough for me without it. It’s your preference.

organic stevia

YUM-EEE is all I can say about this shake. It’s chocolaty AND healthy AND filling AND chocolaty! Did I say chocolaty?

The kiddies will LOVE these too and never suspect they are healthy. I have a feeling I will be making a LOT of these this summer.

{ I suppose you could experiment with some ‘adult spirits’ like Baileys in place of the almond milk and have yourself a deliciously intoxicating shake on a warm summer night. }

Healthy Chocolate Shake - Tastes Like a Frosty
 
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Healthy Chocolate Shake - Tastes Like a Frosty
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Recipe type: Shake, Paleo, Vegan
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup original unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana (see tip for the frozen banana)
  • 1½ tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon chia seeds (I used a whole teaspoon)
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (I used 2 for more richness)
  • 10 - 15 ice cubes (The more ice, the thicker it is. I used 15 and it was thick like a frosty)
  • **Optional: 1 packet of stevia**
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in your blender or Nutribullet until all the ice is blended and smooth.
  2. If your shake isn't sweet enough for your taste, you can always add a packet of stevia but mine was very chocolaty and frosty-like without it.

 

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