Healthy Chocolate Shake


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

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?


13 thoughts on “Healthy Chocolate Shake

  1. Deborah Carlson

    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,
    Deborah xo


  2. pjsassifras

    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.


  3. Bam's Kitchen

    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



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