I’ve written about my love of chocolate flavoured milk before and now I’m back to confess my love all over again. Although this recipe is 100 x’s better, and I really did love the old one. I genuinely think this Healthy Snickers Milkshake is the best smoothie ever invented. Ever!
It’s creamy, deliciously, really chocolatey and counts towards your 5-a-day! what could be better?! You’ll also probably have all the ingredients in your cupboard, so you can go and make it right now, which I definitely advise you do!
Winter is pretty rubbish for seasonal fruit in the UK. Unless you want to have apples every day, there isn’t much variety around, and I find the imported fruit tastes more watery than sweet. I do still make some of my usual smoothies, like my strawberry and orange flavoured smoothie using frozen fruit, but it’s nice to use fresh fruit too.
As a result, I often use bananas in winter as, although not in season in the UK (I wish it got warm enough to grow bananas here!) they are full of flavour all year round. They are also pretty versatile and can make loads of different flavours really easily, like vanilla, or in this case: CHOCOLATE!
I am truly in love with this healthy snickers milkshake, I have it every other day. It’s so simple and quick to make and so filling, it is the perfect breakfast/lunch/dinner. Sometimes I add 2 tbsp of rolled oats to the recipe, to make it extra thick which fills me up until lunch time.
Cost of making this Healthy Snickers Milkshake:
I priced this recipe up on Ocado.co.uk. in Jan 2017.
Total recipe – £2.48*
Total cost per serving – £1.24
Most expensive ingredient – Cocoa Powder -at 78p for 50g, it’s the most expensive ingredient on this list. I think that would be hard to adjust to make cheaper. I priced this recipe using branded plant-based milk. However there is definitely a saving to be made by buying the stores own brand; Waitrose is currently 50p cheaper per ltr than Alpro! I go through 3-4 ltrs of milk a week, so that’s £2 a week, or £104 a year! Not bad…!
*Please note that this price is for the exact amounts required for the recipe. If you do not own any of the ingredients already the cost will be much higher as some ingredients, such as oats, herbs and dried lentils are brought in larger quantities, but should last you for many different recipes. I do not use any offers when pricing up my recipes so they remain fairly accurate long after I have priced them up.
- 500ml plant-based milk (I use Rice Milk as it tastes really sweet)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 bananas *see note
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 3 tbsp oats (optional, but makes it thicker and more filling)
- Place all ingredients in a blender, making sure to add the liquid before adding the cocoa powder so it doesn't stick to the bottom
- Blend until smooth
- *if you would like to make your smoothie cold, chopped up and freeze your bananas the night before and it makes the whole smoothie taste nice and refreshing.