Super Recipe – Creamy Chocolate Pistachio Chia Shake
Are you craving for a delicious chocolate treat but don’t want to regret it the next day? Here’s something that will satisfy that sweet tooth of yours without adding on any unnecessary pounds. What’s better is that it contains plenty of omega-3s, vitamins and antioxidants!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3 whole pitted dates
- 1/3 shelled roasted pistachios
- 3 frozen ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened cacao
- 1/4 cup plain greek yoghurt or use coconut milk yoghurt for a vegan option
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small bowl mix together the milk and chia seeds. Let this sit for 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile add the pistachios and dates to the bowl of a food processor or high powered blender. Blend until the mixture becomes finely chopped and almost butter like, scraping down the side as you go. You want to get it as smooth as possible. I let the mixture blend for about 5 minutes.
To the blender add the chia seeds + milk mixture, the frozen banana chunks, cocoa powder, greek yogurt and vanilla extract. Blend until thick, creamy, and smooth, about 3-4 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. If the shake is too thick add more milk to your liking.