First posted: Aug 15, 2017

Speedy, Healthy Chocolate Shake


Summer is nigh people!! It’s nearly frosty-glass milkshake time, and what better way to kick off than with a glass full of chocolatey goodness? First of all, you need to know that raw Cacao Powder is worth getting excited about, such as higher levels of antioxidants than blueberries; it’s the highest plant based source of iron; packed full of magnesium which is brilliant for heart and brain function; it has more calcium than cow’s milk AND it’s has natural happiness-inducing properties, YAY! SO, these are all good reasons to add it in to all kinds of favourites, from these Cacao & Cranberry Power Balls to Poached Pears with Healthy Chocolate Ganache and even this gluten and refined sugar-free Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart. The second thing that you should know, and this is VERY important, is that Sophie and Isla think that this isĀ just as good as store-bought chocolate drink mixes (that are full of sugar, etc etc). So there.




Cooks in:        Serves:2

  • 400ml milk of your choice (almond, rice milk or cow's milk)
  • 2 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tsp maple syrup or honey (or natural sweetener of your choice)
  • handful of ice
  • Optional: add in a pinch of cinnamon or cardamom, or 1 tsp vanilla
  • Optional: A scoop of pea or hemp protein powder and 1/2 banana and then it can be breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack!

What to do

Blitz everything together in a high-powered blender until smooth and foamy. Serve immediately.

Note: This is, obviously, just as delicious served warm - I make mine 1 serving at a time in our milk frother, super speedy, no mess no fuss.

Photo Credit: Curtis Gallon

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