Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Shake (Vegan, Paleo)


Chocolate and hazelnuts are a match made in heaven, if you ask me.

chocolate hazelnut shakes with chocolate shavings on top

Particularly when they’re paired together in this cold and creamy shake!

What I love about this recipe is that it’s naturally sweetened with fiber-rich dates and gets its creamy texture from a combination of blended chia seeds and hazelnuts. Hazelnuts have a pretty fibrous texture themselves, but they blend and digest easier when soaked in water overnight, so you may want to plan ahead by keeping a small bowl of hazelnuts soaking in your fridge. Of course, if you have a high-speed blender, it will pretty much pulverize the hazelnuts easily, soaked or not. Paired with chia seeds, which are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, this is a treat that will leave you feeling truly satisfied without a sugar crash.

Happy summer sipping!

Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Shake (Vegan, Paleo)
Serves 2

NUT/SEED/DRIED FRUIT  |  Gluten-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free

Ingredients:

3/4 cup water
1/4 cup whole hazelnuts (with or without skin), soaked overnight and drained
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder, or cocoa powder
3 to 4 dates, pitted
pinch of salt
10 ice cubes

Directions:

Combine the water, hazelnuts, chia seeds, cacao powder, dates, and salt in a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth. Adjust any ingredients to taste, then add in the ice and blend again to create a milkshake-like texture.

hazlenuts and chia seeds in a blender

Pour into two glasses and serve immediately!

chocolate hazelnut shakes

4.92 from 12 votes
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Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Shake (Vegan)
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
A creamy, dairy-free milkshake featuring chocolate and hazelnuts.
Servings: 2
Calories: 225 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup whole hazelnuts (with or without skin), soaked in water overnight and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder , or cocoa powder
  • 3 to 4 dates , pitted
  • pinch of salt
  • 10 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Combine the water, hazelnuts, chia seeds, cacao powder, dates, and salt in a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth. Adjust any ingredients to taste, then add in the ice and blend again to create a milkshake-like texture.
  2. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately!

Notes:

  • The chia seeds are included in this recipe as a thickener, but feel free to leave them out if you don’t care for them. (A frozen banana is usually my go-to choice for thickening milkshakes, but I didn’t want the banana flavor in this particular recipe. )
  • I would guess that any other nuts would work instead of hazelnuts, so feel free to experiment if you feel so inclined.

Enjoy!

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Comments

Taylor-Rae

I’m going to make this tomorrow morning because it looks AMAZING. I’ll probably do it with a small handful of greens though (or green powder). I’m sure that it’ll taste just fine !

Nancy

Thank you for the recipe!
I added an extra tablespoon and a half of cocoa, a total of 8 dates (smaller, not Medjool). I added a little bit of coconut/almond milk, a splash of maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and some VEGA protein powder.
YUMMY! Not going to lie, I made it a little sweet.

Anne

Made this with cashews today. It was ridiculously delicious!!!! My husband, who hates all health food, adored this shake, and this will finally get him to drink a healthy smoothie. YUM!

Amanda

All the fiber in this upset my stomach. I would like to try it by first making Hazelnut Milk and straining it with the nut milk bag. Also, I didn’t have dates and used figs instead; which gave it more of a cherry flavor. I’m also going to sub hemp seeds for the chia, and add some frozen banana.

Terri Hastings

I love cranberry juice and see this too mixed with stevia. Good recipe.

Colleen

I followed the recipe as written, used raw cacao powder, and this was absolutely delicious! Definitely a keeper.

VB

Hi,
Do you have to soak the chia seeds overnight too or just the hazelnuts?

Casey

This tasted exactly like a chocolate milkshake! It was so yummy and refreshing. I used cashews, but I was wondering if I used hazelnuts would it have a deeper, more Nutella taste?

Dee

Wow! I really loved this! I’ve been enjoying many of the smoothies and desserts 🙂 Thanks!!

Soph

What are the calories for this?

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