Who doesn’t love a rich chocolate Shake? Thick, creamy, and sweet, this smoothie is perfect for breakfast or snack, for children and adults, in summer or winter. The only “but” that we would add to this drink is the excess fat and sugar that industrial smoothies contain, right?
We have the solution !: Make your homemade chocolate smoothie with fewer calories and all the flavour. What sounds appetising?
Some Facts About The Chocolate Shake
Cocoa is the basis for making chocolate and its consumption is highly recommended for the following reasons:
- Contains vitamins of group B.
- It contains phytochemicals, one of which is from the same family as caffeine, but has much less stimulating power.
- It stands out for its content in flavonoids, antioxidant substances that have been linked to good cardiovascular health as long as we moderate its consumption.
Most of the chocolates on the market are highly processed products that do not preserve the virtues of cocoa and, in addition, contain a high percentage of fats and sugars. That is why it is always preferable to have homemade chocolate smoothie; It is beneficial for our health as long as we take it in moderate amounts.
4 Tips To Prepare A Healthier Chocolate Smoothie
There are many ways to make a homemade chocolate smoothie. Plus it doesn’t take long, the ingredients are easy to find and you can let your imagination run wild. You can add all kinds of fruits, spices and aromas that enrich the mix and make it much more palatable.
We present 4 useful tips or advice that you can try at home to make a healthier, richer and more nutritious chocolate smoothie. Let’s see what you think.
Tip 1. Use Pure Cocoa Powder
Benefit from the multiple properties that pure cocoa has for your health. In addition, pure cocoa powder will give your chocolate shake an extra flavor and aroma.
Tip 2. Add Banana To Your Chocolate Smoothie
By incorporating banana into your smoothie you will be adding all the vitamins, minerals, and fiber that this fruit contains. But that’s not all, the banana will make your chocolate milkshake much more creamy, consistent, and sweet.
Adding banana or other fruit to the chocolate shake is perfect to complement the diet of children and adults who find it difficult to take three pieces of fruit a day, which is what the Spanish Society of Community Nutrition recommends (SENC ).
Tip 3. Incorporate Nuts
To add healthy fats to our homemade chocolate milkshake, nothing better than adding a good handful of nuts rich in unsaturated fats, vitamins, and minerals to the mix. You can use roasted or creamy nuts, both are perfect for taking care of our cardiovascular health.
Tip 4. Personalize Your Chocolate Smoothie
Have you tried adding vanilla or coffee to your chocolate smoothie? The aroma is absolutely spectacular! Other spices, such as cinnamon, or some aromatic herbs, such as mint or peppermint, also combine very well with cocoa.
You can also personalize your chocolate smoothie by giving it an extra hint of sweetness with dates. In addition to slightly changing the flavor, you will be adding an extra of that fiber that our body needs so much.
Chocolate Milkshake Recipe
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 glass of almond drink
- 2 teaspoons of pure cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
So you prepare it
Mix all the ingredients in a mixer and grind for a few minutes.
Serve it in a glass and enjoy!
Finger licking combinations
The best thing about making your own chocolate smoothie is that you can let your imagination run wild and add all kinds of ingredients. Do you want some ideas to start? Take note:
Banana + milk + cocoa powder
A simple alternative to the usual chocolate milkshake. Very appetizing!
Banana + hazelnut drink + pure cocoa powder + cashews
A more energetic shake, with a very interesting healthy fat profile. Great!
Banana + apple + rice drink + pure cocoa powder + cinnamon
It is a milk and fruit smoothie with all the flavor of chocolate. Delicious!
And a little trick to put the finishing touch to your chocolate smoothie: to get a thicker consistency, freeze the fruit or add a few ice cubes to the mixture before whipping everything. You’ll be surprised!
Also, Read- Strawberry And Vanilla Smoothie