Clean Eating Chocolate Milk Shake

by NaturalDeets
Clean Eating Chocolate Milkshake

This Chocolate Milkshake will quickly become one of your favorite milkshake recipes. It is made with ice in place of ice cream, so it is still healthy and clean eating compliant!

chocolate milkshake

Clean Eating Chocolate Milkshake with Almond Milk

You wouldn’t say that I am a huge ice cream fan but sometimes I just want a nice thick, chocolate shake! My kids are always begging for ice cream but I really try to keep it as a treat since traditional milkshakes a part of the Clean Eating lifestyle.

Traditional malt milkshakes use chocolate syrup which is packed with sugar. If you are able to find a shop that makes handmade or old fashioned milkshakes, they will sometimes use dark chocolate, which would be the only redeeming factor. So we had to find a chocolate milkshake without ice cream!

I love that we have finally learned how to live a clean lifestyle. However, I don’t want my kids to grow up feeling like they were deprived of treats. The last thing I want is for them to move out only to eat everything I tried to keep away from them! Because of that, we do indulge every so often, but for the times when I am trying to keep them on track, this Clean Eating Chocolate Milkshake does the trick!

Clean eating chocolate shake

Clean eating chocolate milk shake

If you follow me on Instagram, you know how deep my love for my Vitamix blender runs. It is the one item I would consider an essential in my kitchen. I use it almost everyday for green smoothies, soups, mac and cheese and pureeing vegetables. So when I had a chocolate milkshake craving, I turned to my trusty blender. I came across this recipe while searching for a clean eating chocolate dessert. This is a pretty basic recipe so you can add or substitute items to mix it up! The first thing that comes to mind is peppermint extract… Yum!

Clean eating chocolate shake

Clean eating chocolate shake

Clean Eating Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

This recipe is incredibly easy, but you will want to use a powerful blender, since it calls for ice cubes. If you do not have one, you will want to chop the bananas before using them. I’m including a Caramel recipe that can be mixed into the milkshake. Use it if you would like to (it is yummy), but I prefer it without the caramel!

Caramel

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Shake

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 date, pitted
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 3/4 cups almond milk

In a blender, combine everything but almond milk.

Pour the almond milk on top of the ice and blend on high until smooth

Clean Eating Chocolate Shake

You may need to use a tamper as the smoothie is thick.

Clean Eating Chocolate Milkshake

Pour into serving glasses and enjoy!Β  Makes one large smoothie or two small.

Clean Eating Chocolate Milkshake

Clean Eating Chocolate Milkshake

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38 comments

Kara September 28, 2017 - 4:21 pm

Yum, these look delicious! Something my boyfriend would love for sure. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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Anonymous September 28, 2017 - 4:31 pm

I make my ice cream out of banana. I don’t know why it hasn’t ever occurred to me to make a shake. I am going to make one later today.

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NaturalDeets September 30, 2017 - 3:33 pm

It never occcurred to me to make ice cream! I’ll try that too

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Melissa Parcel September 28, 2017 - 4:37 pm

Looks delicious! Where can you get cacao powder?

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NaturalDeets September 30, 2017 - 3:33 pm

I find it in the health/organic section of the store. You can also substitute with cocoa powder (with no added sugar). It has less nutrients but works just as well!

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Christina September 28, 2017 - 5:43 pm

Definitely going to have to try this! Looks yummy!

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NaturalDeets September 29, 2017 - 2:25 am

You won’t be disappointed! πŸ˜‰

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Angela September 28, 2017 - 6:41 pm

This looks super yummy and very easy to make!

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NaturalDeets September 29, 2017 - 2:25 am

It is very easy to make!

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Bola September 28, 2017 - 6:55 pm

Love this. I’m so gonna make it. Looks yummy.

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NaturalDeets September 29, 2017 - 2:24 am

Let me know if you try it!

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Kellee Anderson September 28, 2017 - 7:03 pm

OMG, yummy! Running to the store to pick up the supplies! I love me some chocolate.

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NaturalDeets September 29, 2017 - 2:16 am

Let me know what you think of it!

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Stacey September 28, 2017 - 7:17 pm

I should try this. I was using Inspire protein for awhile, but after a few months, I never wanted to drink it again. This looks really good. I even like the little chocolate chips! It looks like a treat!

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NaturalDeets September 29, 2017 - 2:16 am

I know what you mean! I tried protien powders for a little bit but couldn’t get over the flavor…

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Jamie September 28, 2017 - 8:21 pm

This looks super yummy…definitely going to try this for me and my family.

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NaturalDeets September 29, 2017 - 2:15 am

Thanks! I hope you like it!

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Brittany September 28, 2017 - 10:37 pm

YUM! I checked my pantry and am only short one item. So as soon as I get it I will be trying this! Thanks for sharing!

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NaturalDeets September 29, 2017 - 12:56 am

Yay! Let me know what you think!

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Julie September 29, 2017 - 1:39 am

That looks delicious!!! I’ll be trying, for sure πŸ™‚

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Mera September 29, 2017 - 1:48 am

This looks really good!!! I Would love to start eating clean, but my kids only eat pasta and cereal, which complicates things….These look great! Love the picture of the milk mid-pour πŸ™‚

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NaturalDeets September 30, 2017 - 3:25 pm

Same here! My kids love pasta. I make whole wheat pasta or brown rice pasta for them. They have gotten used to it πŸ˜‰

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Cerin September 29, 2017 - 2:50 am

This looks delicious!!! Yum!

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Kourtney September 29, 2017 - 4:20 am

This looks and sounds A-MAZING!! I can’t have nuts, but I think my substitutes would work well so I can try this! And I know my kids and hubby will love the recipe as is. I can’t wait to try it!

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NaturalDeets September 30, 2017 - 3:27 pm

Let me know what you think! I’m sure it would be delicious with nut free substitutes!

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Jessica September 29, 2017 - 5:55 am

Oh yum! Pass some this way please!

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NaturalDeets September 30, 2017 - 3:27 pm

Lol, gladly!

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Melissa September 29, 2017 - 1:11 pm

This looks really good and fairly easy to make! Right up my alley!

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NaturalDeets September 30, 2017 - 3:27 pm

It’s very simple to make!

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kiersten September 29, 2017 - 5:52 pm

You can never go wrong with chocolate! I have almost everything in my pantry to make this – I’ll have to try it this weekend!

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NaturalDeets September 30, 2017 - 3:28 pm

Let me know what you think if you do try it!

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Christy September 29, 2017 - 9:20 pm

Looks yummy! I have to try this one with my girls!

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Chantel September 30, 2017 - 1:12 am

This looks delicious! I have a similar blender and use it as often as I can, especially for fruit/veg smoothies. This looks like a great dessert!

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NaturalDeets September 30, 2017 - 3:31 pm

It’s delicious πŸ™‚

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Amanda October 3, 2017 - 7:12 pm

That looks amazing! I will definitely be trying it!

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NaturalDeets October 4, 2017 - 7:51 pm

I hope so! Let me know what you think!

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Gina October 5, 2017 - 11:32 pm

You read my mind! I was just thinking today how badly I need healthy, chocolate snack on hand – this looks perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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NaturalDeets October 6, 2017 - 11:30 pm

I think you can never have too many healthy chocolate options πŸ˜‰

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