Creamy Cashew Milkshake – Chocolate Style
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If you can believe such a thing, this is our very first milkshake recipe. A chocolate cashew milkshake to be precise.
It leaves us asking ourselves why we hadn’t made a milkshake before. Caro, Hauke’s flatmate, has already confirmed a fairly serious addiction to it.
There’s something that’s supremely soothing and satisfying about a well-made milkshake.
And not only is this one smooth, rich, creamy, chocolatey and ridiculously quick to make, it’s milk-free. Well cow milk anyway.
Yep, this milkshake is totally vegan if you want it to be – not that you’d notice!
Even though we recommend soy milk for this shake, almond milk, rice milk and of course cashew milk all go great in this recipe as well.
The blended cashews give it that extra thickness – and a whole host of health benefits. Of course, if you really want to use cow milk, that works too.
Nuts about nuts
Wanna know something crazy? Cashews aren’t technically nuts. They’re the seed of a fruit, as Tobuscus helpfully explains in his viral song. Nuts right?
Regardless, cashews are generally treated as nuts in the culinary and scientific world.
The good news (as well as being lower in fat than other nuts) is that they come with all sorts of nutritional benefits.
Cashews and other nuts are reported by medicalnewstoday.com and healthline.com (two leading authorities on food research, so don’t just take my word for it) to:
- Help with weight management goals
- Reduce the chance of coronary and cardiovascular heart disease
- Make bones stronger and healthier
- Prevent gallstones
How awesome does that sound? 🙂
Why else do we love this Chocolate Cashew Milkshake?
Not only for the great taste and range of health benefits, this cashew milkshake is fully customisable.
If you’ve been working out, or just want to up your protein levels, then it’s perfect for making with protein powder.
I’m a personal fan of this one as it comes in all sorts of flavours from Rocky Road to Salted Caramel. If you’re after a vegan protein, this one should be right up your alley.
If you’re worried about protein then head over here for more information about how much protein you really need and a free high protein meal plan.
You can also check out this deluxe protein recipe ebook if you’re stuck for recipe inspiration.
- 1 cup soy milk (other milk is fine as well – use gluten-free if needed) (1 cup = 250ml)
- 1 medium, ripe banana
- 3 tsp cacao powder (real cacao, not the nesquik type of stuff)
- 3 tbsp cashews
- 1 pinch salt
- Add the milk, banana, powder, cashews and salt to a blender and blend for about three minutes until the cashews are nice and smooth.
- Let chill in refrigerator or drink right away! Easy, done!
Gosh!.. This one is just too good to be true :)… I have been all over your recipes past few days. Thanks!
I totally agree! This is one of my favourite recipes 2017, so simple, nutritious and surprisingly very tasty 😀
Glad you liked it, Aarti!
Amazing recipe about Creamy Cashew Milkshake thanks for sharing !!
This is deffo a 5 star recipe imho!
Can I use coco powder instead of cacao?
Hi! In all honestly I’m not quite what that is. Is it perhaps the same thing spelt differently? I just did a quick google but not much is coming up. As long as it’s a chocolatey powder it should be fine! 🙂
Can you please tell me that why we add all these engridients in cashew milk shake.i mean their nutritional importance
Hi, Illaf – sure thing. The cashews are mentioned in the post above, and bananas rock! They’re mostly for potassium, vits B and C. Milk is needed to make it a milkshake and cacao powder is mostly for taste 🙂
I added pear and 2tbs rolled oats this morning- loved it- little bit gentler this way. 🙂 Delicious!
Nice, Suki! Sounds like a great couple of additions. And even more filling with oats 🙂
Cacao is the name of the actual plant that all things chocolate come from, and it is grown primarily in Central and South America. I tend to find that in the United States they use the English translation for cacao, i.e. “coco.” So coco and cacao powder are the same things. Hope this provides some clarity. : )
Loving banana shakes. Thanks!
Hi, planning to make this for dinner today. Is the soy milk you use unsweetened? Planning to buy it so please let me know !:)
Hi Millie! Hope this gets back to you quickly enough, I think we’re in different time zones. Yes, unsweetened! The banana is sweet enough 🙂 but if couldn’t get that then any milk is fine too. Enjoy!
Hey, can I put both the cacao powder and vanilla protein powder in the milkshake?
Y’all have really delicious vegan recipes!
Yep thats deffo possible 🙂
How many fl oz does one serving consist of?
Hi Teri, I’d say between 300-350ml or 11-12fl oz 🙂
A porper shake, haha
Thanks!! Glad you enjoyed it