Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
From Australian Better Homes and Gardens Diabetic Living. Easy to halve or double. Sustagen here in Australia is a powdered formula often used for the sick and weak hence high in all the nutrients (used a lot when the DM recovered from surgery) - it comes in vanilla or chocolate, you may wish to look for something similar.
- 85 g cocoa powder (1/2 cup Sustagen Dutch recommended)
- 500 ml skim milk (2 cups)
- 1 banana (large)
- 1⁄3 cup ice cube
- Put Sustagen Dutch chocolate powder, milk, banana and ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Transfer to a jug or divide between 2 large glasses to serve.
Just a tip if you haven't tried it. Slice your bananas in 1/2 " rounds and freeze. When making shakes, after blending ingredients, add the frozen banana slices, and forget the ice! The result is a thicker, richer shake. I also use frozen strawberries, blueberries and peaches, just for shakes. I also find that the powdered dry skim milk, when mixed and cold whips up with more volume than the already prepared skim.
This was a great texture and taste but I think next time I'll amp up the banana and cut back on the chocolate a tad. thanks!
WOW, what a great shake! This is thick, frothy, chocolatey and yummy! Mmm, I just had half the recipe for breakfast and wish I had made the full recipe just for myself. :) YUM!
I used only 10 g of cocoa powder and 10 g of carob powder instead of 40 g cocoa and that was plenty for me. Very chocolatey without any bitterness. I didnt want to have half a banana go to waste, so I threw in the full one. Also I used green tea ice cubes, which added a nice subtle earthyness.
Ill definitely keep on making this shake, it is so satisfying and healthy. I cant wait to tell my sis all about it. :)
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this keeper with us, Pat!
Made and reviewed for I Recommend Tag and the fruit event in the Photo Forum July 2011.