A {healthy} coffee shake

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I’ve been experimenting a bit and trying to find a healthy version of a coffee/chocolate shake that I can drink without feeling too guilty! I think I’ve found it!! AND it’s dairy free! Not that I need that persay, but I’ve been reading about the health benefits of coconut milk! yay!

First of all, I did lots of googling.

One thing I didn’t like right away: BANANAS in my shakes. Yuck. Now, you might love that and if so, by all means, add one to this recipe – make it even better for you! 🙂 I just don’t think that banana and milkshake go together. 🙂

Here’s the recipe I came up with. Remember, these kinds of things are SUPER forgiving…not sweet enough? add more honey. Too chocolatey? Add less cocoa. Etc.

 healthy coffee shake

Healthy Chocolate Coffee Shake

  • 1 can coconut milk (I’ve used this or this, both are good. OR you can use almond milk or regular milk!)
  • 2 large mugs full strong coffee (let cool if you can, I made in 2 cups in Keurig and poured in)
  • 1 tray ice cubes (I like a lot of COLD)
  • 3-4 teaspoons cocoa (I use this.)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (I use local.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (I’ve used this for a long time.)

**Blend all ingredients (save coconut oil for last) in blender.

**tip about coconut oil — MELT IN MICROWAVE FIRST, then POUR into your shake or smoothie! NO lumps! yay! Pour it in slowly AS YOU BLEND the rest of the ingredients.

**I only added coconut oil because I’m trying to get more in my diet on a regular basis! You can leave this out! It doesn’t really do anything to the consistency if you melt it first, so you could leave it or add it! 🙂

I’m using my Ninja Blender a LOT and love it. It was sort of a “next best thing” when we couldn’t afford the Vitamix. We pretty much use it daily for smoothies…and now for shakes too. It has lasted longer than any of the blenders we used to just walk into walmart and buy and then burn out quickly. 🙂

If you try this I would LOVE to hear how you like it!! Do you have any shake recipes for me that don’t include banana? LOL!

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Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of His love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

11 thoughts on “A {healthy} coffee shake”

  1. I HAVE to make this soon. I love all kinds of coffee drinks, healthy ones especially. Thanks sooo very much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Please come back soon.

  2. I love this recipe so much I chose it as my personal favorite at Weekend Potluck. Thanks again for sharing..please come back soon.

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