Please tell me that my kids are not the only ones that are completely obsessed with milkshakes. When I say obsessed…I mean OBSESSED.
I feel like milkshakes are a thing in our house.
What do you want for breakfast, child? MILKSHAKE.
What do you want for lunch, other child? MILKSHAKE.
What do you want for dinner, children? MILKSHAKE.
Obviously, I am not going to let them have milkshakes 3 times a day. That’s insanity. Plus it’s cold out right now (8 degrees to be precise), so I’m not exactly stocking up on ice cream.
It’s not like we have milkshakes often. They’re a treat. I mean, we had them more often in Texas, but it’s winter in Michigan, which means if they want something cold I’ll make them a snow cone…from my yard (not really, but it is tempting sometimes).
I’m getting really, really tired of my kids asking for milkshakes.
So I’ve been working on a shake that is healthy but tastes remarkably like a milkshake, and I think I’ve got it.
I made them this banana milkshake last night for “dessert” and they totally freaked out. They wanted seconds, but I didn’t make enough.
Next time I need to double my recipe for sure.
And, since my kids couldn’t get enough, this will definitely be in our regular rotation. Maybe even for breakfast if I’m feeling extra nice.
High Protein Banana Milkshake
To make the caramel, combine the almond butter and syrup in a saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring constantly. Melt together, remove from heat and add your vanilla. Stir until combined and allow to cool.
While you’re waiting, mix up your shake!
- 1 frozen banana, whole or broken into chunks (peel it first)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 3-5 ice cubes
- 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon natural almond butter
- 1 date
- 1/4 cup organic rolled oats
- 3/4 cups milk of your choice (we used flax milk this last time)
Put all of your ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth. Slowly add the milk through the lid, and blend until completely combined.
This is a thick shake, so you may find you need to use your tamper to fully incorporate everything.
This recipe makes a lot, so you can definitely share. This also makes a great smoothie bowl base, just add fresh bananas, some chopped almonds with shaved coconut and chia seeds for a really yummy experience.
Have you ever tried a banana milkshake before?