A Chocolate Shake That Tastes Decadent….But Isn’t!

Did you try the recipe I shared in last week’s blog about a truly healthy chocolate shake?    The edemame pods can produce a fibrous quality that may not be just what you’re looking for.  Here is a slight variation on the recipe if you prefer a creamier product.  Just a simple ingredient substitution, taking out the edemame and adding in the mango, can make all the difference in the texture.   The protein content will not be as high but you can choose to eat your beans at another meal.  Enjoy!


Creamy Chocolate Shake


Makes 2 very large, 3 medium or 4 small shakes


Place the following ingredients in a regular blender;

  • 3 heaping tablespoonsful of date paste  (see below for instructions on making date paste)
  • 1 heaping cup of frozen mango
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled (The banana doesn’t have to be frozen but it is better if it is)
  • 3 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
  • Enough soy milk (or other plant-based milk), about 600 ml, to create the thickness you prefer for a milkshake (about 600 ml)
  • Blend until really smooth.


To make the date paste, place 1/2 to 3/4 cup of dates in a saucepan.  Cover them with water and bring to a boil.  Let simmer for a couple of minutes then turn off the heat.  Once they cool off you can blend them in a blender or mash them with a fork until they are smooth.


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