Healthy “Chocolate Milkshake”

Today my boys bombarded me with “I want a milkshake!” and since we are trying to eat healthier no ice cream has been bought at my house recently.

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But today when it was requested I had a brilliant idea. Let’s make milkshakes that are good for them!  I’ve learned with kids it’s all about the terminology. If I call it a milkshake, it’s a milkshake…. And they love it. …Even if they know what is in it. So we made three ingredient, healthy chocolate milkshakes. And they helped make them. And they knew exactly what I put in. And they still loved it!

I didn’t measure at the time because we were going off consistency and what they thought tasted good but here is an approximation of what we made.

Healthy “Chocolate Milkshake”

  • 4-5 frozen banana’s
  • 3 Tablespoons Cacao powder
  • enough milk or nut milk for a vegan/dairy free version to get the milkshake consistency you want, this was about 1.5-2 cups in our case.

Add these ingredients to your blender. Blend thoroughly and Enjoy!

 

 

What’s for Dessert? | Spicy Double Chocolate Cookies

I have always heard of the Aztec Indians adding chili to their hot cocoa & wondered what it would be like. I have never been quit brave enough to try it. However, when I came across a recipe for chocolate cookies that had chili in them I couldn’t resist trying them, with my own little spin of course. Wow! These were awesome & if you love chocolate but have trouble limiting yourself to” just one” you should try these cookies. The heat is not overpowering but it does help curb your sweet tooth to just a few (yeah, I still couldn’t eat “just one” but I didn’t eat as many in one sitting, so definite improvement!) These cookies go awesome with a glass of cold milk.

Spicy Double Chocolate Cookies

Spicy double chocolate cookies

Spicy Double Chocolate Cookies

8 oz chocolate, chopped

3/4 cup flour

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili pepper, or plain chili powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup soft butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup brow n sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 teaspoons vanilla  extract

4 oz mini chocolate chips

Instructions:

Melt chocolate over double boiler.

Mix flour, cinnamon, ground chili, baking powder and salt together

Beat butter & sugars, add eggs and vanilla and melted chocolate.

Add flour mixture.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonful on to parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 7 – 10 minutes.

Cookie dough can be frozen before baking and baked as needed.

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