For week #31 of my 2018 challenge to try one new whole-food plant-based (WFPB) recipe each week, I made chocolate shakes! They are a favorite with my kids, and so much healthier than a traditional milk shake.
What I like about this recipe:
- Who doesn't love a chocolate shake?!
- A GREAT option for kids, especially in the warmer months.
- Frozen banana gives this shake a creamy texture.
- It feels like an indulgence, but it's made from simple and nutritious plant-based ingredients.
What I ended up using/doing:
Note: This recipe is for one large shake. Double or triple the recipe as needed for multiple shakes.
- 1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen (This is a great way to store extra bananas that you won't be able to eat before they go bad.)
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted (These add a caramel-like sweetness . They can often be found in the produce section of the grocery store, or you can buy them online.)
- 1 cup of almond, cashew, or other nondairy milk.
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- A couple drops of pure vanilla extract
- A small pinch of salt, to bring out the sweetness (optional)
- Additional ice (as needed)
- Add the above ingredients (except ice) to a blender.
- Blend on high speed until smooth.
- Add ice and additional milk as needed. (If you want the shake thicker/colder, add ice. If you want it less sweet/chocolaty, add additional milk and/or ice.)
This post was originally published on August 7, 2018.