Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Mostly Healthy Chocolate Milkshake

I am a breakfast person but I have at least one daughter who isn't (and I suspect her small sister may be going the same way). I have solved the problem of getting something down her in the morning and giving her energy to start the day with the Mostly Healthy Chocolate Milkshake.

* One scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream - I use Waitrose own brand Cornish ice cream. Anything where the majority of the ingredients are recognisable as food will do!
* Semi-skimmed milk - I use about 300ml
* 4 teaspoons of Nesquik hot chocolate powder. I compared the ingredients and this is identical to their chocolate milkshake powder, but inexplicably cheaper. It has added iron and B vitamins so I use it in preference to ordinary drinking chocolate.
* One 25g scoop of unflavoured whey protein powder

Whizz with hand blender.

The sugar in the Nesquik and ice cream is the only real downside to this, plus a bit of saturated fat in the ice cream - not a problem for a slim teenager. On the plus side it has calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, vitamin D, carbohydrate, packs a hefty protein punch, and tastes good. If I was making it for myself I would replace the ice cream with a banana to cut down on the fat and sugar, to add to my fruit and veg count, and to give some fibre.

1 comment:

Missus Wookie said...

Sounds yummy - have you tried sneaking a banana in? Thereby upping their fruit count, you could probably add some spinach which the chocolate would hide.