Every Friday our family tries out a new healthy treat recipe…this chocolate dessert shake did not disappoint!

As a matter-of-fact, my son asked me if I could make this chocolate dessert shake every day. Ha! This perfect flavor combination is like a  candy bar (haven’t had one in years) but in the form of a shake. It’s been a journey of trial-and-error in finding desserts the whole family loves since we no longer eat refined sugars or gluten, but this shake had us all doing a dessert dance!

I’m a sucker for easy peasy recipes, and it doesn’t get easier than throwing everything in a blender and hitting a button. Go ahead, give it a whirl and if there’s an ingredient you’re not a fan of…then substitute for something similar or leave it out.

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened macademia nut milk (could use almond or coconut milk)
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 heaping Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp real honey or agave
  • 1 Tbsp 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Topping 

  • Unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • Unsweetened chocolate chips or cacao nibs

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Pour in your preferred cup.
  • Top with additional shredded coconut flakes, unsweet chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • Enjoy!

*Can also place in freezer after blending for about 30 minutes, and will become thicker consistency…my kids say it’s ice cream when I do this:)

 

 

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