Chocolate Health Shake

A thick and creamy shake that is packed with goodness!



  • 3 dates, chopped 
  • 1 frozen banana, skin removed
  • Flesh of ¼ avocado
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk of your choice


How to make:

1)  Soak the chopped dates in a few tablespoons of boiling water and allow them to soften for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

2)  Chop the banana into a few chunks and pop into a blender or food processor. I always use my amazing Kenwood Food Processor, it comes with a jug attachment!

3)  Add the remaining ingredients, including the soaked dates, and blend thoroughly before serving.


Adapt it:  This smoothie has a slightly coarse texture because of the seeds and dates.  If you prefer to have a smooth shake then replace the pumpkin seeds with peanut or almond butter and soak the dates for a little longer before adding them.


Top tip:  For a rich chocolate taste, try using raw Dutch cocoa.  You can buy it at some supermarkets, health stores and speciality food stores.



Published By

Claire Turnbull



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