Healthy Recipes

Chocolate Fudge Milkshake

It's possible to make a milkshake that won't clog your arteries. Here's how.

by MS, RD
Chocolate Smoothie
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Calories 325
Protein 30g
Fat 10g
Carbs 38g
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The secret to this drink’s deliciously thick, fudgy consistency? Credit creamy avocado, along with dried plums, for natural sweetness and dissolved coffee to enhance the protein powder’s chocolatey flavor. The combo of protein, carbs, and healthy fats also makes it a stellar post-gym recovery aid.

Chocolate Fudge Milkshake
You'll need
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder or finely ground coffee
  • 1 cup almond milk or fat-free milk
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 3 dried pitted plums
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder (optional)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
1. Dissolve instant espresso powder in 1 Tbsp hot water, and let cool.
2. Place dissolved coffee and remaining ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, blend in additional milk.