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Chocolate Banana Milkshake

Bananas may not be a major brain food, but they do offer a significant dose of vitamins B6 and C—both of which may promote better brain health. Plus, the chocolate and almonds in this milkshake add an extra brain boost!

Type:  Dessert

For an extra boost of flavor, try adding a half teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to the milkshake before you blend it. Adding vanilla really brings out the flavor of the chocolate and banana!


Serves 1

  • 1/3 cup raw almonds
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 10 ice cubes


  1. Soak the almonds in a bowl filled with water for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain almonds and place them in a blender.
  3. Add 1 cup water. Blend on high for a minute or two until the almonds are chopped very finely.
  4. Add honey, banana, cocoa powder, and ice cubes. Blend for 1 additional minute until smooth.
  5. Drink immediately.

Laurel Moll:
Blogging about healthy food and nutrition started out as a hobby for Laurel, but it quickly became a full-time gig. Laurel is a holistic health coach, and loves to talk about food! She grew up in a family with some wonderful cooks, but it wasn't until Laurel moved out on her own that she realized how much she enjoyed cooking and dreaming up her own recipes. For her, eating healthy is fulfilling and fun, and blogging gives her a chance to share that with her clients and readers. Since chocolate is one of her favorite foods on the planet, she knew she had to share her Chocolate Banana Milkshake recipe.