Back in March, after purchasing a new Magic Bullet, I was tinkering around in the kitchen trying to figure out which foods would most enjoy being pulverized for the next morning’s breakfast. At the time, I was thinking simultaneously about protein shakes and Chocolate-Covered Katie’s “Cookie Dough Dip,” which used garbanzo beans and nut butter to make a dessert that truly tastes like . . . cookie dough (click here for recipe)! So, I decided to experiement. Here’s what I came up with: a yummy protein shake-like drink that is chocolatey, mildly sweet, and super good for you.
Garbanzo Chocolate Shake – 285 calories
1/2 cup canned garbanzo beans
1 TBSP sunflower butter (or another nut butter)
3 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder (Hershey’s works perfectly)
1 cup Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 TBSP natural, no-sugar sweetener, such as stevia or erythritol (I used this) – if you really want to, you can use agave, or even sugar; I just like erythritol and stevia!
Instructions: Put everything together in a Magic Bullet, blender, Vita-Mix, or whatever, and blend until beans are liquified. If chunks remain, feel free to strain.* Drink up . . . yum!
*EDIT: I didn’t try to make that rhyme . . . 😉