Who wouldn’t want to have a chocolate shake that’s yummy and healthy, too? I’ve seen lots of variations on this idea, but I wanted to try my own version. I don’t have calorie info on this, but it’s definitely healthy, made with almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a frozen banana. This has a rich, almost dark chocolate flavor to it, with just a little hint of banana taste–the banana is mainly in there to add creaminess.
It helps if you have a blender that is good at crushing ice, since this recipe also has 10 to 15 ice cubes in it to thicken the shake. I also like to chill my glass in the freezer for a few minutes before pouring the shake in it–it helps keep the shake nice and cool. I had just found this vintage glass I put my shake in few days ago at a flea market–I just love vintage glassware!
Next time you’re craving chocolate, try this out–it sure is nice to enjoy a chocolate shake without feeling guilty!
HEALTHY CHOCOLATE SHAKE by NancyCreative, adapted from SparkRecipes.com
Makes 1 serving
- 1 medium frozen banana
- 10 to 15 ice cubes (the more ice cubes, the thicker it will be)
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup almond milk (use 1/3 cup for a thicker shake–you can also substitute soy milk or low fat milk)
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 to 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 Tablespoon honey
Break banana into 3 or 4 chunks and put in blender. Add the ice cubes and then the rest of the ingredients and blend everything well. Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately.
Do you have any “healthy” chocolate recipes you like to make?
This looks delicious and well, you had me at chocolate Nancy! 😉
I love that vintage glass too!
It sounds very healthy and low cal.
I’ve never tried almond milk but have been wanted to. Here’s my chance.
Thank you….this is great!
Have a great week!
All my heart,
You can use soy milk or regular milk in this, too, if you want-I meant to add that! Hope you like it! 🙂
Thats a perfect treat for a chocoholic like me 🙂 I bet it taste even better in this beautiful glass, I love it!
Yes, I just love those old soda fountain glasses! 🙂
Say it aint so! I’ll try just about anything chocolate, and the fact that it’s healthy is a HUGE plus!
Yes, it’s nice to have something chocolate AND healthy! 🙂
I love banana chocolate shakes! For me, I let my bananas get lots of brown spots on them. They’re super sweet then so I can forego the honey and save calories.
That’s a great tip–thanks for sharing! 🙂
I would drink this shake any day. Love chocolate and banana together. YUM!
You had me at chocolate and healthy, love this!
Thanks, Nik! 🙂
Delicious healthy shake! I make something very similar to this almost every day. I do not add honey or any sweeteners but instead add a heaping tablespoon of almond butter or natural peanut butter. It is my go to drink that makes me feel like I am having an ice-cream. Next time I will have to try your version! Have a super week. Take Care, BAM
It sounds great with almond or peanut butter–I’ll have to give that a try! 🙂