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!
  • 200 ml almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • half a small banana, frozen
  • 10-12 ice cubes
Add the ingredients into a blender and blitz until thick and smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
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.


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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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...

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

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

  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! ;-)

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

  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.


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