Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Is is possible to have a milkshake that is low in calories and sugar that actually tastes good?  You’re looking at one.  This is a fake-out milkshake that’s actually totally vegan.  It gets its creaminess from frozen bananas and I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk for the milk.  Any milk will work for this recipe whether you drink cow’s milk, goat’s milk, soy, coconut–get creative!  Different milks may alter the flavor a bit, but it will still be delicious.

This recipe came about when I was trying to figure out what to do with my leftover fresh mint after making the Mango and Avocado Coleslaw with it.  I immediately thought of one of Tim’s favorite ice cream flavors:  mint chocolate chip.  I set out to create a sweet, satisfying milkshake-like drink that was still on the healthy side of things.  It totally fits the bill.  One serving of this milkshake is only about 150 calories and has 15 grams of sugar (some of which comes from the bananas, of course).

There is a very subtle banana flavor, but it isn’t overpowering at all.  The fresh mint makes it so refreshing and the chocolate flavor is just enough.  You will really think you are drinking one of those Baskin-Robbins’ milkshakes.  You know the ones that make you gain 15 pounds just by looking at them?   Have one of these instead.  I can’t think of a better weekend treat.  It’s totally worth the extra trip to the grocery store for fresh mint.  Go ahead; you know you want to!

Have a happy, healthy weekend!

Comments

  1. Holly Shields says

    This looks REALLY yummy! I grow my own mint, so looking forward to trying this as soon as it’s ready!

  2. Mari says

    I tried this as soon as I saw it. It’s DELICIOUS–super thick and rich! The whole family devoured it. Thanks!

  3. Emily says

    Would you have any suggestions for an alternative to the frozen bananas? I’ve actually developed an allergy to them- which is a shame because I used to enjoy them so much! :<

    • Maryea says

      I would use a frozen avocado in place of the banana and then add a liquid sweetener such as honey or agave nectar. You could also sweeten it with stevia if you prefer. Let me know if you try it!

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