I often crave chocolate. Don’t we all? That’s why I’m in love with this quick and delicious, creamy, cool Raw Chocolate Shake. It’s made with frozen bananas, raw cacao powder and a few other simple ingredients. The result is a rich chocolate shake that you probably won’t believe is so gosh darn good for you! It’s loaded with cacao antioxidants, potassium and fiber from the bananas and protein from the almond milk. Give this drink a whirl and float yourself to a cloud of healthy chocolate bliss. It’s the perfect substitute for your usual 4pm latte. Or serve as a creamy after-school snack treat to your little ones..
Raw Chocolate Banana Shake
makes 2 shakes
2 cups frozen ripe bananas, chopped before freezing
2 heaping spoonfuls of raw cacao powder
2-3 Tbsp raw salted almond butter
1 1/2cups raw almond milk – recipe here
2-3 Tbsp maple syrup (sweeten to taste – really ripe bananas may need less sweetener)
1/4 cup crushed ice
optional: top with raw coconut cream whipped topping — recipe here
note: if you don’t have “frozen” bananas, you can still make this shake — but add in another scoop of ice and expect to have more of a smoothie consistency, rather than a frozen shake.
Non-raw substitutes: you can use traditional cocoa powder in place of the cacao. You can also use any variety of milk in place of the homemade almond milk. Soy milk works well.