Healthy, Creamy, Easy Chocolate Milkshake

Summer is ‘slowly’ approaching and I’ve found myself visiting Starbucks twice in the last two weeks for their Mocha Frappuccino (an icy chocolate, coffee drink). Now mind you, that may not be often, but I know myself, and I know this will soon become a habit that I just can’t shake. So when I got home last night craving an icy chocolate drink I realized I had all the ingredients I’d need to make a healthier version, so this recipe was born.

Recipe (yields 2 cups)

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened cacao)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup cashews (or any nut butter)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (or 1/2 medium banana or 4 dates for sweetness)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  1. To a blender, add the oats and cashews, then pulse until it’s a fine powder
  2. Add all other ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth

*The mixture may not be completely smooth, so you may pour through a strainer if desired. Watch the video to see how it all came together https://youtu.be/DpN1T7yqNl4

Smooth chocolate milkshake

NUTRITION FACTS (per cup)

  • 355 calories
  • Protein: 9.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 18g
  • Total Fat: 20g

Benefits

  • Cacao
    • Regulates blood pressure
    • Regulates PMS (premenstrual symptoms)
    • Improves mood
    • Caffeine present [for the coffee lovers]
  • Oats
    • Lowers bad cholesterol
    • High in protein
    • Great source of fiber and energy
  • Cashews
    • Reduce risk of heart disease
    • Increase fiber for digestion
    • Great source of healthy fats
  • Chia seeds
    • More potassium than bananas
    • More calcium than milk
    • Great source of Omega-3s
  • Cinnamon
    • Regulates blood sugar
    • Fights bacteria and viruses
    • Improves gut health

I ended up having a late lunch on the day I made this milkshake, so it became my evening snack. I was full and satisfied for the night and content that I made something that was tasty and good for my body.

Let me know if you give it a try!

For personalized meal plans and recipes, I’m available for one-on-one consults. Make an appointment at https://calendly.com/drkimsom/nutritionconsult if interested.

Published by Simple Sommer Naturals

Striving to empower you by sharing all the health & nutrition info you need. sommer.naturales@gmail.com for topic suggestions and appointments

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