This delicious drink tastes like a healthy chocolate malt without all of the fat and sugar! A special combination of ingredients creates the flavor, and there's no need for malt powder.
What is the epitome of gluttony for you?
For me, it's a chocolate malt.
I've scoured the web for years, looking for a healthy alternative to malted milk powder.
Lucuma, mesquite, maca...they've all made their way into my blender to no avail.
I like all of these ingredients well enough, but there's something a bit off about each of them for me, not to mention they're all costly and don't agree with me the best.
Who would have thought I'd finally perfect the recipe without using any actual chocolate?!
Ingredients and substitutions
Milk - Any milk you enjoy will work here.
Almond butter - This adds richness and flavor. Cashew butter would be a great alternative!
Banana - A combination of frozen and room temperature bananas creates the perfect consistency. If you're looking for a banana-free option, try this Creamy Chocolate Shake.
Carob powder - This is what makes it, so don't leave it out. I like this carob powder.
Vanilla extract, sea salt - Both are for flavor.
Stevia - For extra sweetness; you can also use one soft date.
Ice - This creates a cold, frothy texture.
For those of you that may be thinking, 'I don't like carob', let me just say that the amount in here is really only enough to give off a malt taste, rather than a strong 'earthy' flavor (just don't exceed 1 1/2 teaspoons).
Now, I know this isn't ice cream and malt powder, but it is a darn fine alternative (and it's healthy!).
Healthy Chocolate Malt
- ¾ cup milk of your choice
- 2 Tablespoons raw almond butter
- 1 ½ frozen bananas
- ½ room temperature banana
- 1 - 1 ½ teaspoons carob powder start with 1 teaspoon and add more if desired (this is what makes it!)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- dash sea salt
- 8 drops liquid stevia (or one soft date)
- 2-3 ice cubes
- Put everything into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
If you have a chance to try this recipe, please leave a star rating and a comment below letting me know how you liked it!