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Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

06.14.17

If you told me that I’d love eating healthy 2 years ago, I’d laugh in your face. But when I made the transition to vegetarian, I told myself I’d eat find healthy foods that I actually love to eat and CRAVE. This chocolate milkshake is one of them. It’s absolutely DELICIOUS! The milkshake I drink every morning comes out to about 16 fl oz. It’s super filling as well so you won’t be craving snacks between breakfast and lunch.

Ingredients

2 1/2 frozen bananas
2-3 strawberries (optional)
A sprinkle of blueberries (optional)
1 1/5 heaping spoonfuls of cacao powder
2 heaping spoonfuls of almond butter
Unsweetened almond milk

Put all ingredients into your blender (I use a Vitamix). I start off with bananas first followed by the strawberries and blueberries (optional) followed by cacao, almond butter, and almond milk. I usually eyeball the milk and fill it up as close to the top as possible without going over the top of all the previous ingredients. It’s important to put enough milk or your blender could overheat. All that’s left to do is blend until smooth!

Pros

This milkshake comes in at a whopping 500 calories of pure HEALTHY deliciousness (250 if you cut the ingredients in half to make 1 cup of chocolate milkshake). This means it will keep you feeling full, especially since it has roughly 13.5 grams of purely natural protein!

Let me know if you try this out or if you have any other healthy smoothie or milkshake creations you love!

8 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Milkshake”

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  3. How does that smoothie add up to 500 calories? I am just curious because the fruit really doesn’t carry any calories. Could you let me know because I made it today but when I saw the calories I don’t really want to be consuming that much just for a morning smoothie. Please let me know. Nice job on the video. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hey Charyl. Fruits actually do have calories. 1 medium banana alone has 105 calories. Eating that much in the morning is actually good for you. It’s best for your breakfast to be the biggest meal of the day, then lunch, then dinner the smallest. Yes, it’s a lot of calories. But they’re GOOD calories. And the great thing about eating natural food that nurishes your body is that you can eat as much as you want until you feel full. Don’t let the calories freak you out, as long as they’re good calories, that isn’t something you should be worried about. And once you’re fueled up on all the nutrients from the milkshake, you won’t feel the need to snack on EMPTY calories throughout the day. If you’re still worried about calories, look up the amount you should be eating for your height, age, etc and see how this milkshake fits just fine into that. Again, if they’re good calories, it’s fine. And if it helps, I drink this almost every day and have gained no additional weight in the process.

      Also, here are where the calories are coming from:
      2 1/2 bananas = 263 calories
      1 1/5 spoonfuls of cacao = 15 calories
      2 tbspn almond butter = 162 calories
      1 serving size almond milk = 60 calories

      Look up the nutritional properties of each individual ingredient and you’ll see how researchers have deemed these good and healthy calories to consume.

    2. Also, one last point. This milkshake has 500 calories. Coke Zero has none. But drinking that 1 soda with zero calories can cause so many health issues whereas this milkshake fuels your body with natural nutrition, protein, and more. You’ll body will thank you for drinking 500 good calories as opposed to a drink with 0 calories and harmful ingredients. Google “is Coke Zero bad for you” And you’ll find dozens of articles as to why it is. Just another example of how calories aren’t harmful so long as they’re GOOD.

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