Healthy-ish Chocolate Shake

undefinedI used to drink smoothies a lot. It’s a great way to make sure you’re getting enough servings of fruits and veggies in your diet. I had an Oster Blend-N-Go which was perfect for making smoothies for one, but isn’t the best for making multiple servings. A few months ago we purchased a semi-decent Hamilton Beach blender, and our smoothie making has increased a lot since then.

undefinedIn a moment of ingenuity I invented this chocolate banana “milkshake” in an effort to use up a sample of Orgain plant based protein powder. It has since became a regular breakfast staple in our house.

This shake recipe is so decadent you won’t even realize that it’s actually kind of good for you. It makes a great breakfast, or dessert.

Healthy-ish Chocolate Shake

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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The coconut whipped cream is optional, but highly recommended.


  • 1 cup of oat or other nondairy milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (optional)
  • 2 tbsp creamy almond or other nut butter
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp orgain or other plant based protein powder (optional)


  1. Cut ripe bananas and strawberries into small chunks and freeze.
  2. Place frozen fruits in the blender
  3. Add in two tablespoons of almond butter, cocoa powder, and protein powder (if desired).
  4. Pour oat milk over top of the other ingredients.
  5. Blend on high until smooth. Add more milk while blending if necessary.
  6. Pour into glasses, and top with non dairy whipped cream, and/or fresh fruit.

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