healthy milkshake

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My mama has the biggest “chocolate” tooth of anyone I know. Like clockwork, after every supper, she would say “what’s for dessert!” And it almost always was chocolate.

I really don’t even have a very big sweet tooth (I’m a salty kinda girl), but she managed to get this routine stuck in my blood where I crave something sweet at the end of the day. I’ve been ¬†searching for something to satisfy these cravings that doesn’t completely kill my bikini bod. For months, I was on this huge milkshake kick, and oh my goodness, Josh has the most amazing milkshake recipe from his grandfather, but I was quickly turning into a piggy.

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So after some experimenting with a different combinations, I finally figured out a ‘healthy’ milkshake that I don’t regret the next day while putting on my jeans. I say ‘healthy’ with quotes because I’m not actually a nutritionist and the healthy option would probably be to get over my sweet cravings in the first place. Alas, I have zero self-control, but at least I know this is better than old fashioned ice cream and 1/2 cup of chocolate syrup.

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If you ever cook or bake any recipe I share on here, you know they’re always easy and this one is no different. It literally takes 2 minutes to make with the help of a Magic Bullet (or similar blender). Maybe it’s too easy since sometimes I find myself making seconds. Whoops!

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Healthy Milkshake Recipe 

  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk (I go back and forth depending on what I’m craving, but usually I lean towards almond milk. It makes it a bit thicker than coconut milk.)
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • optional ingredients: frozen strawberries, chia seeds, coconut oil

Step 1: Combine all ingredients into blender

Step 2: Blend

Step 3: Chug

See, I told you it was easy! This should be called ‘healthy’ milkshake for the lazy ;)

As for the optional ingredients, sometimes I use them, sometimes I don’t. If I’m craving something extra sweet, I’ll add the strawberries. I usually put chia seeds and coconut oil in my morning smoothie, but if I don’t, they’ll make it into my night time milkshake.

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I really recommend using frozen fruit, but I’d be lying if I said I always do. If I don’t have frozen fruit on hand, I’ll either add ice or just drink it like a chocolate milk vs a milkshake. Just as good ;)

So what are your healthy dessert treats? Any others I should know about?

3 thoughts on “healthy milkshake

  1. We’ve gotten into the worst snacking habit… every night we reach for something sweet or salty but never healthy. I’m going to have to try this out and see if it will pass the husband test! Fingers crossed because my skinny jeans are calling my name!

    1. Josh loves it! It’s so good, we scarf these down! You’ll have to let me know what your husband thinks ;)

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