Healthy Banana-Chocolate Milkshake

This recipe is one of my best-kept secrets. It tastes like a decadent milkshake, but it’s no-sugar-added and high in protein. It’s so good, I just have to let the secret out!

I make it single-serving style in my Magic Bullet.

Ingredients

  • Milk
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Chocolate Protein Powder
  • Frozen bananas

Instructions

  • Make “milk-cubes” by pouring milk into an ice cube tray. Let freeze. This is the most important part of the recipe; if you try to use regular water ice cubes, the milkshake tastes watered down and not as creamy!
  • Use lactose-free milk for a sweeter shake (the disaccharide lactose is already broken down into the monosaccharides glucose and galactose by the enzyme lactase, which taste sweeter), and for a lower-carb option, choose almond milk.
  • Peel and slice bananas into ~1 inch pieces and freeze.
  • Take 4-5 milk-cubes and place in magic-bullet along with ~4 pieces of  frozen banana
  • Pour milk up to the level of the icy ingredients (I’ve never measured it, but I’d say ~1/2 cup)
  • Add 1 tbs cocoa powder
  • Add 1/2 to 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (depending on how much protein you want to have)
  • Blend and enjoy!

I love having this as a recovery shake after a workout. I served it to my dad once, and soon after, he went out and bought a Magic Bullet just so he could make them himself. They’re that good!

If you’re in the market for a Magic Bullet, Costco is the cheapest place we’ve found to buy one. They’re awesome because they come with a bunch of dish-washable cups, so you don’t have to clean an entire big blender every time you want to make a single serving smoothie or shake.

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