Secretly Healthy Chocolate Milkshake Recipe


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Indulge guilt-free in this decadent chocolate milkshake that's secretly healthy! This recipe is quick and easy to whip up and is perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings in minutes. It's also vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and easily made raw. You won't believe a chocolate shake can be so good for you!

Recipe Description

As the final day of 31 Days Of Healthy Recipes, this secretly healthy chocolate milkshake is a perfect finale. It's packed with wholesome ingredients, making it a guilt-free treat. The combination of frozen banana, cocoa powder, and maple syrup creates a creamy, luscious texture that's downright addictive. Whether you're following a dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, or raw diet, this recipe has you covered.

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Healthy Chocolate Milkshake Ingredients

Everything you need to make a healthy chocolate milkshake.

Test Kitchen Notes

  • Choosing the Right Banana: Ensure your banana is ripe before freezing it. A ripe banana adds natural sweetness and creaminess to the milkshake. If your banana isn't ripe enough, the milkshake may lack flavor and texture.

    Adjusting Sweetness: Taste the milkshake before serving and adjust the sweetness to your preference. You can add more maple syrup if you like it sweeter, or incorporate dates for a natural sweetener with added depth of flavor.

    Texture Tips: For an extra thick and creamy milkshake, use a frozen banana that's slightly overripe. Additionally, if you prefer a thinner consistency, add more almond milk until you reach your desired texture.

    Add Coffee: Swap out ¼ cup of almond milk for ¼ cup of cold coffee to add a hint of bitterness and make a mocha milkshake. Adjust the ratio to your taste preference.


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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 1

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  • 1 large frozen banana, peeled and sliced
  • 7 ice cubes
  • 1 cup plant-based milk (such as oat or almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup


  • Step 1

    Combine the frozen banana slices, ice cubes, almond milk, cocoa powder, and maple syrup in a blender.

  • Step 2

    Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed to ensure all ingredients are fully incorporated.

  • Step 3

    Pour the milkshake into glasses and serve immediately, optionally garnished with a sprinkle of cocoa powder, a slice of banana on the rim, and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.