Okay…those of you who follow The Garlic Diaries might think I am starting to sound like a broken record when I say this…but I am going to say it anyway. You know how I’ve said a million times that I absolutely LOVE it when healthy food tastes unhealthy? This milkshake is literally the epitome of that phrase.
This is seriously, and I’m not exaggerating, one of the best milkshakes I have ever had in my entire life. And I have had some pretty dang good milkshakes.
How is it even possible to make a milkshake using only healthy ingredients that tastes just as good as if you added fatty, sugary ice cream and chocolate syrup? I shall tell you.
This milkshake is rich, thick, creamy, and so chocolatey.
And here is what’s in it:
Blend those seven ingredients together, take a drink, and wonder how in the world they formed into the most amazing chocolate milkshake ever.
I will never buy ice cream and make a regular milkshake again. Seriously. Never. Because why would I when this healthy version tastes just as good?
In my first of many attempts in perfecting this delicious milkshake, I didn’t add any peanut butter or coconut oil, and the texture was a bit too icy. More like a smoothie than a creamy, decadent, milkshake. The peanut butter helps add a creamy thickness to the final shake, and the coconut oil helps a bit with that too along with making it even more healthy. I try to sneak in coconut oil wherever I can.
Nutritionists recommend eating 1-3 tablespoons of coconut oil a day so your body can absorb its wonderful health benefits, and that 1 tablespoon recommendation is met in this milkshake.
Wait…A chocolate milkshake providing your body with nutrients? That’s right. And you won’t believe how delicious it tastes.
Now that I have discovered this milkshake, I always keep the ingredients around. I probably drink one of these a day. It kills any chocolate craving your body can throw at you. And my body throws some pretty intense chocolate cravings at me. So if it can fix my chocolate cravings, it can definitely fix yours.
If you have kids, they will absolutely love this and have no idea you are sneaking something healthy into their bellies!
Here is the recipe:
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons coco powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- 7 ice cubes
- ½ cup almond milk
- Place all ingredients in a blender
- Blend until everything is completely smooth and uniform