Food ideas: Homemade Chocolate Milkshake

Homemade milkshake

Homemade milkshake

There is nothing kids love more than a good ol' chocolate milkshake after a big day at school. But rather than taking them down to the local cafe, why not start making your own homemade chocolate milkshakes full of delicious and nutritious ingredients, to keep them feeling full and “stable” until dinner time rolls around.

All you need is a good blender, a handful of nutrient-dense ingredients and some ice and you have yourself a thick, smooth chocolate milkshake to rival the local cafe.

Pretty soon Mum's cafe is going to be the place to be, with these milkshakes on the menu. And as an added bonus, this milkshake will not load your kids’ systems down with a glut of refined sugar, dairy and artificial colours. You can thank me later for that!

This recipe yields two decent sized milkshakes.


2 medjool dates

2 cups almond milk (or milk of your choice)

1 tray of ice cubes (2 cups)

2 tbsp of chia seeds

1 tbsp LSA

1 tbsp cacao powder


Pop all of the ingredients into a high powered blender and blitz for at least a minute. You want the chia seeds to break down so they create a lovely smooth, thick and creamy texture.

Pour into two milkshake glasses, and top with a sprinkle of cacao nibs or chia seeds or even a little dusting of cacao.

Serve immediately.

Note: For those looking to get a little more gelatine into their kids’ (or your own) diet, you can dissolve 1 tbsp of high quality gelatine powder in 2 tbsp water, and then add this to your blender before you blitz everything together. The addition of gelatine adds to the smooth, thickness of the milkshake without changing the flavour. It is a super way of getting this health boosting ingredient into your diet on a daily basis and a little trick I use all the time.


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