This Healthy Chocolate Shake recipe tastes like a decadent chocolate milkshake, but it is made entirely from nutritious ingredients.
If you are a chocolate-lover like me, you are going to simply adore this indulgent smoothie. It gets its thick and creamy texture from frozen banana, which becomes almost like ice cream when it is blended. It is also infused with chia seeds, which are a great thickening agent because they expand when wet. In addition, chia seeds increase the nutritional value of the smoothie by adding fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and protein. This shake is refined sugar-free as it is sweetened with honey, which has a wealth of healing properties and is also a natural energy booster.
This makes a great breakfast or post-workout snack because it is quick, easy and nourishing. My only tip is whenever you are making a shake or smoothie in your blender, be sure to always add the liquid (in this recipe, the milk) first near the blades. This will help your blender to run a bit more smoothly.
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- 1 cup low-fat milk
- 1 banana, peeled, sliced and frozen
- ½ cup ice
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
To make this recipe vegan, substitute the low-fat milk with any non-dairy milk and substitute the honey with maple syrup.
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