Simply Whole Kitchen

September 19, 2012

Better For You Chocolate Milkshake

I used to be an aficionado of great milk-shakes (among many many other junk foods).  Well, I was before I found that it wasn't worth the calories and the side of guilt that they usually come with.  It is really one of the best, most delicious and easy to consume comfort foods that you can find and it is easy to make them delicious by adding more high-sugar, high-fat ingredients into them.

For years I used food as my solace, my peace, my stress-relief.  It is a wonder that I didn't weigh 500 pounds.  And milk-shakes were one of my favorite treats.

I have since found that I enjoy running so much more for stress relief and I completely bypass any side of guilt that comes with the usual junk-food comfort.
But today I stand as witness to you.  Proof that you DO  NOT need that side of guilt to enjoy a delicious treat.  You CAN make things that are delicious and 'better for you' than what you'll get from that enticing fast-food chain that makes high-calorie foods look and taste so great.  I hope my recipes and this blog as taught you that and given you hope of a better for you lifestyle made EASY.

And here is your proof.  Decadent desserts can still be so without all of the extras (and that guilt that we just don't need in our lives). Do yourself a favor, please!  Take the extra time to make it yourself!  Then at least you know what it in it and you can enjoy your treat and feel good about yourself too.
I will not lie to you and tell you that this is a 'healthy' dessert.  It is still a milk-shake and should be consumed in moderation.  But I am faithful to the belief that we deserve a treat now and then to keep life interesting and delicious.

I hope you try this one!
Dark Chocolate Milkshake
1/2 c homemade Dark Chocolate Ice Cream (or use a sugar free ice cream/frozen yogurt instead)
1/4 - 1/2 c cold skim or light soy milk (or a milk alternative)
1 square 70% + dark chocolate (I used 85%) (plus extra to shave on the top)

Put all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.  Pour into a chilled, pretty glass (this step is important- your food should look good to) and top with shaved dark chocolate.  Enjoy!


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