Healthy Chocolate Milk Shake

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Call me crazy, but lately I haven’t been craving smoothies for breakfast. It’s a normal breakfast cycle…I eat the same thing everyday for a few months, and then one day, out of nowhere, I just can’t anymore. Currently, I’m on a cereal kick – corn flakes, millet flakes, a mix of seeds, and some fresh fruit on top. I’m two weeks in and going strong, but I have a feeling I’ll be switching to porridge soon.

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The good news is that come afternoon, I’m ready for my smoothie! And usually in the afternoon, I’m also ready for a little chocolate. So my smoothies have gotten a sweet upgrade…to a healthy chocolate milk shake. Technically, this could also be made for breakfast, but it tastes so good that I prefer to save it for when I’m in the mood for dessert.

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It’s simple, nothing out of the ordinary. You may have made it before, but this may remind you to make it again. The first time I had this was when I got my wisdom teeth pulled and we ran out of ice cream. My dad whipped up a delicious straw-drinkable concoction similar to this and I was happily surprised. There was a lot of Hershey’s chocolate syrup involved in his, but these days, we can make it a little healthier but just as tasty.

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A banana, cocoa powder, nut butter, ice, and milk are all you need. Blend ‘em up. Add some flax and a dark chocolate square if you are feeling it. Leave ‘em out if you aren’t.

Healthy Chocolate Milk Shake

Your afternoon just got better.

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Drink up! 

Healthy Chocolate Milk Shake
The afternoon drinkable snack that curbs your sweet tooth and gives you a little protein to boot!
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  1. 1 banana
  2. 1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 1 tablespoon nut butter (peanut, almond, and cashew…)
  4. 1/2 cup // 125 mL rice milk (or other non-dairy milk)*
  5. 3-4 ice cubes
  6. 1 teaspoon flax meal (optional)
  7. 1 square dark chocolate (optional)
  1. Place all the ingredients in your blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately!
  1. *If you use a less sweet non-dairy milk, such as almond milk, you may need to add a date or dash of maple syrup for sweetness.
Caitlin Ball
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