Creamy chocolate shake

With this fruit-sweetened treat, your family won’t miss the ice cream.

Contributed by Allison Collins, MD

Creamy chocolate shake

My kids and entire family enjoy this rich, creamy, and satisfying treat. It’s a great afternoon snack as it packs in some nutrition from the dates, bananas, and nuts.

You can use a different nut butter or even sunflower seed butter to accommodate tastes and allergies.

Freeze any extra in homemade ice pop molds to make your own fudge bars!

Servings: 2


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons high-quality dark cocoa powder
  • 1 date
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 2 to 4 ice cubes


  1. Blend and enjoy!
  2. To make these into fudge bars, pour the mixture into a frozen pop mold and freeze.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 140
  • Total fat: 4.5 g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 50 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 27 g
  • Dietary fiber: 4 g
  • Total sugars: 17 g
  • Protein: 3 g