chocolate breakfast shake

April 23, 2017 ,

There aren’t many options for a vegan when the craving for a milkshake hits, especially CHOCOLATE.  This is my attempt to even the playing field with a rich shake that makes for a simple breakfast.

The flax seeds, cashews, and peanut butter in this shake provide plenty of healthy omega-3 fats and add a creamy texture without making the shake taste too nutty.  For the best taste, make sure that the bananas are ripe (with plenty of dark brown spots) before freezing.

Yields: 2 large shakes (500mL each) or 4 small shakes (250 mL each)

Ingredients:

  • 3 large frozen bananas, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 4 tbsp cashews
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds, ground
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 4 ice cubes

Directions:

1. In a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients and blend on high until super smooth.

2. Enjoy! (with a thick straw)

Notes:

Cashews can be soaked in warm water for 30 minutes prior for easier blending.

I find it easier to grind flaxseeds in a coffee grinder prior to blending, to help make this shake even smoother.

References:

Nutrition facts from: CRON-O-Meter