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Mexican Chocolate Banana Shake + 3 Reasons to Eat Some Almonds Today

Chocolate Banana Shake

This creamy, dreamy, delicious Mexican Chocolate Banana Shake is just what you need when you’re craving something luscious, chocolatey, AND nutritious!

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The inspiration for this Mexican Chocolate Banana Shake???

This rich, fudgy, sinfully delicious Chocolate Fudge Cake {gluten-free} topped with equally rich, fudgy and delicious Chocolate Buttercream frosting that my sweet SiSi made me for Mother’s Day. I enjoyed every single bite, guilt free,

I’d share a slice with you, but it’s all gone. #sorrynotsorry

You want to know the wonderful thing about fulfilling your cravings without any guilt? You get to enjoy exactly what you want and then the craving {usually} disappears!

BUT, the desire for something a little more nutritious, yet still rich and chocolaty never really goes away. Does it???

Which is why I’ve teamed up with my friends at nuts.com to share this rich and creamy and super nutritious Mexican Chocolate Banana Almond Breakfast Shake with you today, along with a fun “nutty” infographic featuring 3 reasons why we all should eat some almonds today!

3 reasons to eat some almonds today {aside from deliciousness!} at Nuts.com

Tips for making your Mexican Chocolate Banana Shake

  1. Frozen bananas are key to giving this a “milkshake” like consistency.
  2. I have made this with both almond milk, as well as unsweetened soy milk, but feel free to experiment with different plant based milks.
  3. Want a protein boost? Add your favorite protein powder, especially if using a low protein “milk” such as almond or rice milk.
  4. Boost your gut health by adding one of my favorite prebiotic/probiotic supplements: Regular Girl (use code “EASTEWART10” for 10% off ) or Uplift Foods.
Rich, creamy, and sinfully delicious, this healthy Mexican Chocolate Banana Almond Breakfast Shake is just what you need when you're craving something chocolaty without the extra calories!

Note: I was not compensated to write this post, but I love all nuts, including almonds, and I recommend Nuts.com’s certified gluten-free products, including their almonds to my celiac and gluten-sensitive clients and readers, so I am happy to tell you a little bit about them today! 

Low in sugar, and rich in nutrition and flavor, this 5 ingredient Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter is super easy to make & much more economical than store bought nut butters.

First the recipe, which pairs together 4 ingredients: This luscious homemade Mexican Chocolate Almond ButterAlong with frozen banana, milk {dairy or non-dairy} of choice, and an extra tablespoon of pure unsweetened cocoa powder. Just because. This is a chocolate shake after all!

Chocolate Banana Shake in a glass with cocoa and almonds on top

Mexican Chocolate Banana Shake

This creamy, dreamy, delicious Mexican Chocolate Banana Shake is just what you need when you’re craving something luscious, chocolatey, AND nutritious!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 glass

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond milk or other plant based milk
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder plus extra for serving if desired
  • slivered almonds optional for serving

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blended and blend on high speed until well combined. Alternatively, place ingredients in a wide bottomed metal glass or other container, and bend with a hand blender until well combined.
  • Pour in to a glass, and garnish with optional cocoa powder and slivered almonds if desired.

Notes

  1. Frozen bananas are key to giving this a “milkshake” like consistency.
  2. I have made this with both almond milk, as well as unsweetened soy milk, but feel free to experiment with different plant based milks.
  3. Want a protein boost? Add your favorite protein powder, especially if using a low protein “milk” such as almond or rice milk.
  4. Boost your gut health by adding one of my favorite prebiotic/probiotic supplements: Regular Girl (use code “EASTEWART10” for 10% off ) or Uplift Foods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 853mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 336mg | Iron: 2mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Beverages, Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Mexican, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword banana smoothie, mexican chocolate
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And, before you head off to make your own Mexican Chocolate Banana Almond Breakfast Shake, take a look at this fun infographic and get inspired to eat more almonds!

What did you do to celebrate Mother’s Day? What’s the last thing you craved? Did you eat it? What are your favorite ways to eat almonds???

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13 thoughts on “Mexican Chocolate Banana Shake + 3 Reasons to Eat Some Almonds Today”

  1. Smoothies made with frozen banana + whatever nut or seed butter I’ve made recently is a common occurrence when my husband’s home. When he’s not, my evening treat is often a hot chocolate, frequently of the Mexican spiced persuasion. That you’ve combined the two here makes me quite excited for the post-supper sip! My craving will *indeed* be satisfied. Thanks for the killer idea, and the helpful infographic as well!

  2. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s to honor my cravings. Things turn very ugly when I ignore them (you’ll find me in the corner somewhere stuffing myself with ice cream). These photos are absolutely stunning (not surprised) and I feel like the almonds on that spoon will taste even better (Love the colors and the design!). I’ve been on the hunt for quick and easy GF treats for my clients so this is perfect! Pinned 😉

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