Vegan Chocolate Banana Shake Treat

Vegan Chocolate Banana Shake in glass with banana
Photo: Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, CSO

Sometimes (like every day), I find myself craving a sweet treat. My sweet of choice is chocolate but I know that it won’t work for me to have a lot of sweet treats in the house. I need something light and easy to make. For a long time, I’ve been utilizing this simple Vegan Chocolate Banana Shake Treat so I thought I’d share it here with you today in case this is something that may help your sweet tooth as well. If you love chocolate like I do, I think you’ll find this an easy and delicious option. 

To make this super simple Vegan Chocolate Banana Shake Treat, just blend a frozen banana, milk (of your choice — I use soy), some cocoa powder and ice. The soy milk boosts protein content while balancing it with satiating fat and the banana adds natural sweetness plus fiber, vitamins minerals and antioxidants. Cocoa powder on its own is bitter and not sweet so pairing it with a flavor like banana allows it to express its chocolatey self when I’m craving that flavor. Using ice cubes makes the Vegan Chocolate Banana Shake Treat frosty and more like a milkshake. This snack/dessert feels very decadent even though it’s a relatively light treat. I drink it after a meal as a dessert, as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, or sometimes as a post-workout booster.


Vegan Chocolate Banana Shake Treat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy almond, soy or oat milk
  • 12 a large frozen banana
  • 1 Tablespoon pure cocoa powder
  • 12 cup cubed ice

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth. Add more milk if needed for consistency.

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Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, CSO, is a Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Seattle-based health writer specializing in integrative health and nutrigenomics. Read Ginger’s blog, Champagne Nutrition, and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.


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