As I mentioned in my last post, I have been working on some healthy drink recipes for kids using BRITA filtered water. In my practice, I recommend that all of my clients stick to water as their default drink. Drinking plain filtered tap water is an excellent habit to adopt, especially for children who will hopefully keep up the habit of drinking water for the rest of their lives. However, in life there are always occasions when a special treat is called for – a birthday, a party, to cheer up a rainy day or to make a picnic even more special. The recipes I have created for BRITA are intended to taste delicious and satisfying, but remain a healthy choice.
This week I am sharing a chocolate coconut milkshake recipe. This thick and creamy milkshake is made with coconut milk, which contains healthy fats and provides a great alternative to cow’s milk, and also has protein-rich cashew butter as an ingredient. The milkshake’s sweet taste comes not from refined sugar, but from dates and bananas. I’m sure your kids will enjoy whipping this one up with you.
Chocolate coconut milkshake
150 ml coconut milk
2 medium frozen bananas (peel and slice the bananas before freezing)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon cashew butter
100 ml BRITA filtered water
Combine all of the ingredients except the water in a blender and blitz until smooth.
Very gradually add the water until a drinkable consistency is obtained (you may not need to use all of the water).
Yield: 2 servings
Photo in this post courtesy of Iris Worldwide.