If you love deep dark chocolate, you will absolutely love this Cocoa Oat Almond Shake! It goes down so smooth and it’s so good for you!! There is no added sugar–the sweetness comes from the ripe frozen banana and the medjool dates, but interestingly, you don’t really taste either. It just tastes decadently chocolaty rich and creamy! Of course, that richness has nothing to do with cream and has everything to do with the hidden black lentils (*canned is fine—click here for a brand I like) and old fashioned rolled oats. The result is just power nutrition–protein, fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that will fill your tummy (and your kids–YES!!) –what better way to say I love you!
- 1 frozen peeled banana
- 1½ cup cold almond milk (unsweetened)
- ⅓ cup old fashioned rolled oats (dry)
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened organic cocoa
- 2 Tbsp cooked lentils*
- 2 medjool dates (pitted)
- Add all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and creamy--about 30 seconds