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 date, 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!
Little Tips: Make sure you peel banana BEFORE you put it in a tupperware in the freezer! I like to have a whole bunch ready to go for this shake, but no worries if you forget to have some ready to go, you can always use a fresh unfrozen ripe banana and just add ice (about 1 cup) to the shake and process until smooth. Also, I prefer to use black beluga lentils but any type of lentils will do, and again, I like to have some ready to go in a tupperware in the fridge!
- 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 frozen peeled banana
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened organic cocoa
- ⅓ cup old fashioned rolled oats (dry)
- 2 Tbsp cooked or canned lentils*, rinsed and drained
- 1 medjool date (pitted)
- Add all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and creamy--about 30 seconds