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Fudgy Chocolate Milkshake

Serves 1


    Fudgy Chocolate Milkshake

    In the perfect game of hide-and-seek, you’d never imagine that this thick and creamy smoothie contains cauliflower. We’re willing to bet on that. Along with avocado and banana, frozen cauliflower simply creates a fudgy body. Dare we say, this delicious smoothie could stand in for dessert. If you wish, you can reduce some of the liquid and serve as a smoothie bowl with your favourite toppings.


    Fudgy Chocolate Milkshake


    1 cup (250 mL) unsweetened almond or cashew milk  1/4 cup (60 mL) water

    1/4 avocado  2 pitted dried plums (prunes)   1 scoop of protein powder of choice

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) cocoa powder

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) almond butter

    1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla  1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) cardamom  1 cup (250 mL) frozen cauliflower florets

    1 small frozen banana, chopped

    1 tsp (5 mL) cacao nibs (optional)


    Per serving:

    • calories443
    • protein24g
    • fat23g
      • saturated fat3g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates48g
      • sugars19g
      • fibre13g
    • sodium >>244mg



    Into high-speed blender container, place all ingredients in the order listed. Blend until smooth. If mixture is too thick, blend in additional milk or water. Pour into a large glass and serve garnished with cacao nibs, if you like.


    Tip: Beyond great taste, there is another good reason to make your smoothies on the thick side. A British study found that subjects perceived a drink with the thickness of a milkshake to be more filling than one that was more juicelike in consistency, even when they contained the same number of calories.



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