This Chocolate Banana Milkshake is so decadent and sweet you'll forget that it's actually good for you. It's only about 240 calories of quality, wholesome ingredients. It's quick and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. You'll only need 3 ingredients to make it!
If you love chocolate and banana, try my Chocolate Baked Oatmeal. It's like a single serving of chocolate cake, made with ripe bananas! Want more healthy chocolate desserts without bananas? My Snicker Date recipe is another perfect sweet treat you can enjoy!
Frozen bananas- Make sure they're extra ripe before you freeze them! Your banana should be spotted with brown. The more speckled, the sweeter it will be. This is very important!
Almond milk- Or other non-dairy milks such as oat milk, cashew milk, soy milk or coconut milk. Make sure to use one that you like the taste of.
Cocoa powder- I like to use cacao powder when I can because it's typically less processed than cocoa powder. If you don't want a chocolate shake, then leave out the cocoa and use half a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Place the frozen bananas, almond milk and cocoa powder in a high-speed blender.
Blend until smooth.
Optionally top with vegan whipped cream, vegan chocolate and a cherry.
❓Frequently Asked Questions
This recipe for a banana milkshake is healthy. It's made without ice cream, so it has no added sugar and uses fresh ingredients. It only takes 3 ingredients: bananas, almond milk and cocoa powder.
Bananas contain nutrients that moderate blood sugar levels, support heart health, contain powerful antioxidants, could help digestive health and may help keep you full for longer.
Almond milk is low in calories and sugar, (if using store bought, choose unsweetened and check ingredients/labels) and it's high in vitamin E.
Cocoa powder is rich in polyphenols which are naturally occurring antioxidants, may reduce high blood pressure and good for blood flow and brain health.
For a thick milkshake, you'll want to use either less milk (up to ½ cup) or one that's high in fat, such as coconut milk. You can use coconut milk from a carton, or for an even thicker consistency, use coconut milk from a can.
Answers can vary by person. My answer is yes. You typically can taste the banana. So, if you don't like the flavor, you may not enjoy this recipe.
Typically for a milkshake, you want to use a milk that has a high fat content. For a thick milkshake, use a high-fat milk such as coconut milk. If you don't need yours really thick, you can use any milk that you like the taste of.
Yes! This recipe is vegan and also gluten free.
🥜Toppings or Add-ins
- Peanut butter
- Chopped nuts
- Melted dairy-free chocolate
- Dairy-free whipped cream
- Crushed Oreos
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Chocolate Banana Milkshake
- 2 overripe frozen bananas medium
- ¾ cup almond milk unsweetened
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 100% pure maple syrup optional, to taste*
- Add the frozen bananas, almond milk and cocoa powder to a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Optionally top with your favorite toppings!
- If you want your milkshake sweeter, add some pure maple syrup until it's as sweet as you'd like.
- If your banana is not ripe, it will leave your milkshake having a bitter/sour-like taste. For sweetest taste, freeze your bananas once they are extra ripe.
- If you want a thicker milkshake, try adding up to ½ cup of almond milk or a high fat milk such as coconut milk.
Note: The nutrition label is only an estimate. Amounts may vary.
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