Creamy, Dreamy RAW Chocolate Milkshake

I don’t know about you, but one thing I can’t ever seem to get enough of is chocolate. And it’s a good thing, for people like me, that raw chocolate is SO good for us!

Just a few benefits of raw chocolate include:

  • Contains a lot of magnesium, important to fighting stress
  • High in minerals, such as iron and zinc
  • Has more than 25,000 antioxidants per spoonful!

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Pretty sweet, huh?

Thanks to my raw culinary class on chocolate last weekend, I’ve got an awesome recipe to share with you all today. This raw chocolate milkshake gets it’s creaminess from an unexpected source– avocado! Avocados are great because they are a low-glycemic fruit (important for creating an alkaline environment in your body!) and, when perfectly ripe, have a fairly neutral flavor that can easily be hidden by a dose of raw cacao powder. If you don’t have a ‘perfectly ripe’ avocado, I’ve heard it’s best to err on the side of under-ripe, rather than over-ripe. You don’t want to consume rancid fats! Yuck.

This milkshake is starch-based, thanks to the avocado, so feel free to enjoy it following a big salad, baked sweet potato or grain dish.

Creamy, Dreamy Raw Chocolate Milkshake
serves 1

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk (store-bought or homemade)
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
1 heaping Tablespoon raw cacao powder
1/4 of an avocado
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 handfuls of ice

Directions:

Throw all ingredients into a blender, then blend until smooth and creamy! Serve immediately!


Creamy, cold and delicious!

As with all raw recipes, feel free to play around with the ratio of chocolate and sweetener– the great thing about raw food is that you can taste it as you go and adjust as necessary! I’ve realized that the cleaner my diet gets, the more my taste-buds change. To me, this tasted EXACTLY how I remember traditional milkshakes to taste like, but it took Austin a few sips to get into it… even still, he ended up licking his glass clean!

I’m taking that as a good sign.

Hope you enjoy it, too!

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Comments

Ashleigh

Okay to turn this isn’t heaven, use frozen chunks of banana in place of ice. It makes it creamier though so if you like it icy leave it asi. Delishusss! Are you going to keep on going to the classes at cru? let me know maybe i’ll meet you guys this wknd.

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    Megan

    I’m not planning on going to the class this coming weekend, but I’ll let you know the next time I do! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I love frozen bananas in anything!! YUM.

Ayla

That.looks.amazing! I’ve actually never used avocado in any kind of sweet “dessert” but I would definitely give this a try. ๐Ÿ™‚

Erin @ The Grass Skirt

Thank you SO MUCH for posting this! I cannot wait to make it!

Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn

I have been LOVING avocado in my desserts lately! I just made a raw chocolate mousse last weekend that was to. die. for. I miss chocolate milkshakes, I will try this out on Indulgence Friday!:)

Pure2raw twins

This milkshake sounds perfect! I agree about taste buds changing, haha mine seem to always been changing on me.

Stephanie

I looooove raw chocolate. I used to buy raw chocolate syrup, until I finally clued in that the only 2 ingredients were cacao and agave syrup. Now I make my own and use it in puddings and shakes. I’ve made choco-avocado pudding, but never thought of blending it up in a shake before! I’m going to try that for breakfast tomorrow!

Katie

oh the raw culinary class sounds awesome!!!!

Thanks for sharing this glass of goodness!!! Looks so good!!

xoxo

Linda

Yummm!!! Going to try this tomorrow!!

Sherie

Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I love reading your blog and have tried several of your recipes!
As soon as I read this one, I got up from my chair and went to make one. I hadn’t had my morning coffee yet so it was perfect – I added my cold brewed coffee to the milkshake and made it a mocha. I sweetened mine with a packet of Stevia and it is perfect!! So creamy and delicious! Thanks again for all your wonderful recipes!

Nikki

YUM! so good! Needed a last minute lunch so I made the asian slaw which was a great way to use up the cabbage sitting in my fridge (I also threw in some upland cress and bok choy). This made my “meal” complete!

lou

I am allergic to avocado, can something else be used? Otherwise sounds great.

Susan

I would like to know how many carbs does this smoothie have ?

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