Creamy Chocolate Milkshake (Dairy Free)

This “milkshake” has all of the sweetness of a normal chocolate milkshake, but without the refined sugar, dairy or processed ingredients found in the original versions. Plus the benefits of raw cacao powder (which contains antioxidants and magnesium just to name a few) and raw honey (which is rich in enzymes, vitamins and minerals) make this drink irresistible.

Add to Vitamix:
1 cup almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon cacao powder
2 teaspoons raw honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy!

This recipe was shared on Recipe of the WeekThriving on ThursdaysPennywise Platter ThursdayWhole Food WednesdaysAllergy-Free WednesdaysTotally Tasty Tuesdays, Traditional TuesdayHealthy 2 Day WednesdaysWLWWFat TuesdayUltimate Recipe Swap, Crazy Sweet TuesdaySlightly Indulgent TuesdayTempt My Tummy TuesdayMy Meatless MondaysStrut Your Stuff ThursdayFull Plate ThursdayFrugal Days, Sustainable WaysMrs. Fox’s Sweet PartyShow and TellWe Are That FamilyGluten-Free WednesdaysTutorial Tuesday and It’s a Keeper Thursday.

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Comments

  1. Hi Laura! I featured your delicious milkshake on today's Lunchbox Love party 🙂

    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

  2. Wonderful-thanks so much Lisa!

  3. This is definitely something I would love to try! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party 🙂

  4. Yum!!!! I love chocolate shakes! 🙂

  5. Me too-I love anything chocolate!

  6. Thanks for posting a dairy free milkshake! Adding it to our list of df goodies!

  7. YEAH-Enoy and Happy New Year!

  8. Good Morning Laura,
    Creamy and Chocolate works for me, I would like my shake right now, please. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Happy New Year to you and your family and Abundant Blessings in 2012!
    Miz Helen

  9. Thanks Miz Helen. May 2012 be the best year yet with lots of chocolate to go around!

  10. I love adding raw cocoa to anything in the blender – if you added some kale no one would know…

  11. I am going to try that next time Melanie. Thanks for the suggestion-my whole family loves kale. So with some cocoa, I am sure they would drink this down in no time!

  12. Ahh, a milkshake. I have been craving a good one lately. I can't wait to try this out tonight.

  13. I love almond milk and I have bananas in the freezer. Guess I have to try this! 🙂

  14. Cheers to good health and yummy chocolate!

  15. Anything with chocolate sounds good to me! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  16. Anonymous says:

    My son is allergic to milk, can I sub with organic plain soy and perhaps almond extract(which is actually 100% made from the peach seed)

  17. Hello!

    Yes, that would work very well. Thanks for the info on almond extract!

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