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.
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.
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!
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.
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?