When it comes to healthy shakes, I never quite know where to draw the line between smoothie and shake. Is it the creaminess? The chocolatey-ness? Or just that je ne sais quoi indulgent feeling? Maybe calling it a smoothie-shake would be most appropriate.
Regardless, it’s almost Easter, which means candy is everywhere and some is going to end up in your house. I used to loooove Robin Eggs- and I still do like them, obviously- but these days I tend to get a sugar-induced headache after eating just two. Having a handful to spare, I thought why not just blend them up into what would be an otherwise healthy “shake”?!
For those of you that are already accustomed to healthy smoothie-shakes, you’ll love this. It’s essentially a healthified chocolate malt shake. On the other hand, if you’re not regularly blending bananas/almond milk/dates and calling it a “shake”, then you’ll want to add some Greek or frozen yogurt to help creamify. Regardless, I think you’ll love it.
Almost Healthy Robins Egg Shake
3/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon protein powder
2 dates, pitted
Small handful of Robin Egg candy or malt balls
Optional: Greek yogurt or frozen yogurt, to taste
Add all ingredients to blender and blend away until consistency is smooth and combined. (I personally like to leave small chunks of date and chocolate…makes it more fun!) Garnish with a crushed Robin Egg.