This chocolate milkshake delight is sure to have those chocolate lovers screaming for more!
I couldn’t resist coming up with a healthy version of my favourite shake that was nutritious, delicious, filling but minus at least half the calories of your full cream coffee shop varieties, generally full of sugar.
There are so many ideas and ways I can make this! I cant wait to try them all, however I will provide the recipe I used for this milkshake and in brackets provide other healthy alternatives.
I did actually have this for lunch and I seriously couldn’t consume it all! Good thing my kids were bugging me for some! They polished it off and then wanted their own!
I prepare my own ice cream at least 1 day before using it. I have several recipes and ways of making ice-cream however ill provide just 1 for now otherwise you can check my instagram for other types. I also make the brownies with enough time for them to cool or pop them in the fridge for at least half an hour to set firmer. You want the ice-cream to stay on top rather than melt off! And the bonus is you get 9 brownies so you can make more milkshakes of simply have them as a snack or dessert. With only 7 calories per square, its just too easy!
- 1 cup skim milk (or preferred)
- 1 heaped tbl chocolate hemp powder (available at most supermarkets, you can use cocao, however start with 1/2 tbl and taste as its very strong and bitter, you can add 1 tsp organic Stevia sweetener to sweeten or simply use a chocolate protein powder)
- Organic dark chocolate, 20g (2 x squares of a 10 piece 100g block)
- Organic Light whipped cream , aerosol (or whip your own)
- 3/4 cup natural plain Greek yoghurt
- 1/4 cup skim milk (or prefered)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup Truvia/ Stevia organic sweetener that pours like sugar)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup apple sauce (I have also simply used 1 large apple, skin removed and diced)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- You can add a pinch of salt (however I don’t add salt to anything)
Home made ice-cream
- 480g greek yoghurt
- 1 med egg white
- 1 tbl castor sugar
- Fruit, vanilla extract or no more than 100g of fruit.
- (You can opt for Halo ice-cream or light icecream)
- Healthy homemade biscuit, a digestive biscuit or a piece of dark chocolate. My instagram has a variety of biscuit recipes if your wanting to make your own, lots of different flavours @lnormanfitandfoodie
Melt the 20g dark chocolate. Using a spoon, scoop the chocolate on and run the spoon slowly drizzling the chocolate on the inside of the glass. Make sure you save a 1/4 of the melted chocolate. Once you get the effect you want pop the glass straight into the freezer to set. (Only takes a minute)
In a separate glass mix your chocolate hemp powder and milk. You occasionally need to use the back of your spoon to push powder down and against the glass and stir vigorously to ensure it mixes properly.
Once the dark chocolate is set on the glass remove from the freezer and pour in your mixed milk. With remaining melted chocolate, run it around the rim of the glass and drizzle any left down the glass (I did this on the outside for effect).
Now gently add your whipped cream on top of the milk to the top of your glass.
Place 1 chocolate brownie on top but also resting it on the side of the glass to balance it.
Add 1 or 2 small scoops of ice-cream.
Place your biscuit in between ice cream gently or use a small dob of whipped cream to hold in place.
Option: You can sprinkle cocao nibs or a little cocao powder on top.
Pre heat oven to 200 degrees Celcius (400 deg F).
Grease a 8″ x 8″ baking dish with extra virgin olive oil. Place on a paper napkin and rub over.
Combine ALL ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into prpared dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Allow to cool before cutting. I usually set in fridge for a firmer brownie as its easier to cut and wont fall apart.
Blend chosen fruit with yoghurt until smooth.
Separate egg white and place in separate bowl. Beat until firm white peaks appear. Add caster sugar and beat until thick and shiny.
Place blended yoghurt and fruit in a bowl and fold in egg whites.
Once folded in evenly, spoon mixture into an airtight container.
SERIOUSLY! Once you have made the brownies that take little time to prepare and make, its easy! Plus leftovers for snacks!
If you don’t want to make ice-cream, having the pre-prepared sort is quick and easy!
And for the biscuits, so many healthy varieties available if you seem to never find the time to bake.
So, you can make it from scratch and really call it your own or go the quick option, also healthy and low calories, either way, its absolutely devine! And simple to prepare!
My above homemade version worked out roughly 250 calories the lot! This will also vary depending on what ingredients you decide to use or change. Snack or meal. Hmmmm Id like to have it for both!