Lip-smacking good dairy-free smoothie

Dairy-free shake

I try to avoid dairy most of the time because of an autoimmune disease I have, Ulcerative Colitis. One of the things I really miss (there are many… Dairy was my favorite food group!) is a good old chocolate milkshake. You know, that cold creamy chocolate goodness in a frosty mug. Yum.

Well I had pretty much come to accept my shake-free lot in life when we came up with this delicious smoothie on a whim one evening. Although, there is no milk involved, you would be hard-pressed to miss it in this lip-smacking dairy-free smoothie. So whether you are on a dairy-free diet or are looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional milkshake, give it a try and see! I’d love to know what you think.

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas
2 tbsp of peanut butter (or almond butter)
1/2 cup chilled almond, rice or coconut milk (chilled coffee is also delicious)
1 tbsp of cocoa
dash of salt
1 large piece of a dark chocolate bar (optional)

Directions:

1. In a blender combine bananas, peanut butter, “milk”, cocoa, salt and blend until smooth.

2. Add chocolate bar and blend until there are small flecks throughout the shake.

3. Pour into 1 large mug or two smaller glasses (if sharing with a friend) and ENJOY!

Smoothies and shakes are SO popular these days! Do you have a yummy dairy-free smoothie recipe you could share with us?