Chocolate and Peanut Butter Thickshake
There are days when I really struggle on a low sugar diet. Sometimes you really want to, when you’ve had a bad day, just reach for the snickers bar… and that’s ok! Don’t beat yourself up about it. I have the occassional chocolate bar when I’m sat at my desk tearing my hair out about how many press releases I’ve been sent or making deadlines for things that are near on impossible to meet. A coffee and a snickers usually sorts me out… but for those days when you just want a dessert fix or a really good, tasty, honest milkshake, then this Chocolate and Peanut Butter Thickshake recipe is one to save down in your book of tricks. It’s high in nutrients using cacao powder, coconut oil, turmeric and yoghurt but it also tastes exceedingly good. If you don’t believe me, just give it a try!
I found this recipe of a blog called Tastes Lovely and have just tweaked it every so slightly to suit my needs.
A couple of notes before we start though; I use cacao powder which is slightly more expensive than cocoa powder but totally worth the extra dollar. Cacao powder is produced in a different way to the cheaper cocoa powder and retains more of it’s nutrients from the cacao bean itself, whereas cocoa powder loses a lot of nutrients in the heating process. I also only every use Whole Earth Peanut Butter. This is absolutely not a plug but it’s only made with peanuts and doesn’t use unsustainable palm oil like a few of the other ‘natural’ peanut butters. Again, it’s slightly more expensive yes, but worth the extra money.
Right, let’s get on with making it shall we!
Ingredients & Recipe
- 1 cup ice
- 300ml coconut milk
- 2 tbsp Yoghurt
- 1 medium size banana
- 2 tablespoons Peanut Butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
The method to making the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Thickshake is really easy, you just put it all in a blender and mix, and top with a little extra cacao powder and coconut flakes!
So next time you feel like you need a chocolate fix give this recipe a try, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Watch the video recipe for this milkshake below!