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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Healthy Chocolate Thick Shake



This is a quick post as we are off on our holibobs tomorrow. Lots to do before we jet off to sunnier climes. But I wanted to bring you this quick and easy healthy ‘shake’ made in my brilliant Optimum 9400 from Froothie.

It tastes a bit like a thick chocolate shake, like the ones you get in a certain fast food outlet, but has way less calories.


I used to love those thick shakes. I went through a phase of having them all the time, when I was younger, before I realised I was drinking my own body weight in ice cream each time :D

So, when I bunged these ingredients into my blender, I was shocked at how much this tasted just like a chocolate thick shake.

All it takes is almond milk, vanilla extract, raw cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa), half a frozen banana and some ice cubes. I use one tablespoon of the cacao/cocoa, but you could use two, if you like it more chocolatey.




The good thing with the Optimum 9400, is that it can pulverise the ice and leave the drink with a silky, thick shake like consistency. Have a go and you will see…



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Healthy Chocolate Thick Shake
tastes just like a fast food shake, with none of the guilt!
Ingredients
  • 200 ml almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • half a small banana, frozen
  • 10-12 ice cubes
Instructions
Add the ingredients into a blender and blitz until thick and smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 large glass


Disclosure Statement: I received the Optimum 9400 blender free to review. I have not been paid for this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.

17 comments:

  1. Have a fantastic holiday in the sun! This shake looks super thick, yum ;-)

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  2. Oh that looks the business Stuart. Have a great holiday!

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  3. I'll have one to go Stuart - lush! Have a great holiday:-)

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  4. I like to take my time over a thick icy milkshake and what better flavour than CHOCOLATE :-)

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  5. Have a great holiday! Love the idea if the almond milk in here. Gorgeous!

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  6. Dunno, my own body weight in ice cream does not sound like too bad an idea?? ;o) Great that you can achieve the same taste and consistency with fewer calories though!

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    1. lol - my own body weight in ice cream is a scary thought!!

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  7. Delicious... I've been making the boys chocolate power shakes using nutella, milk, banana and oats since they went back to school to try and give them more energy... I might have to try the cacao powder and almond milk out on them to see if they notice as that's far healthier! Have a wonderful holiday...

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    1. Oh, your power shakes sound amazing!!!

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  8. I intend to have a go. Definitely. Enjoy the holibobs.

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  9. Oooh yum! This sounds fantastic and super quick to make.

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  10. That looks fantastic. I have a weakness for the thick strawberry shake from a certain fast food outlet. I try not to think too much about what might be in it! ;-)

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    1. This might be a good alternative Vohn!

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  11. Healthy chocolate? Definitely yes, in every way! :)

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  12. It is very hard to control myself after looking this great, healthy and delicious chocolate. I will surely suggest my friends and family to take this chocolate.
    Thanks

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