Recipe – Chocolate Shake

Chocolate shake, naturally sweet, meets my sweet-tooth needs!

Chocolate shake, naturally sweet, meets my sweet-tooth needs!

This is a shake I made up myself.  Most recipes I’ve seen for shakes use almond milk.  Since I don’t but it often, I use coconut milk.  This shake is filling and I suspect rather loaded with calories (something I never fear on this diet, but others may), given the coconut milk.  I never measure, so pardon my approximations.  This recipe comes out a little different every time, and there’s no such thing as a mistake with it.  The only rule is that it has to blend in the blender.  If it’s too thick, add more coconut milk.

  • 1 large collard green leaf
  • If you’re feeling daring, also add 1 large kale leaf, very optional
  • coconut milk, full fat, about 1/2 cup
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • heaping kitchen spoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • frozen blueberries or strawberries, about 1 cup?

Directions:  Throw is all in the blender, frozen berries last, and add just enough berries to thicken it up. Serves 2-3, depending on how the measurements work out and the size of your bananas.  If it’s too thick for the blender, add more coconut milk or hold off on the berries.  There’s no mistakes here…. it’ll taste good unless your blender sucks and doesn’t blend the greenery well.

The benefits of collard greens: Collard Greens

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