Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Raw Chocolate Breakfast Shake ~ with GAPS, Paleo, Dairy-Free Options

Some of us aren't wired to eat a hearty breakfast right as our feet hit the ground.  As much as we love sitting around the table to enjoy a peaceful meal, some mornings don't play out that way.  This creamy, protein-packed breakfast shake has saved the day several mornings.  It takes only a few minutes to blend and serve, and even if it needs to be sipped on the go, rest assured your body is being nourished while your taste buds dance with joy.  Pour any leftovers into popsicle molds to enjoy later.

Chocolate Monkey Breakfast Shake
Prep time: 3 minutes; yields 5 cups
  • 3 frozen bananas, chopped in fourths (if you didn't get around to freezing the bananas, you can use fresh ones; the shake just won't be icy-cold)
  • 3 cups milk of choice (cow, goat, coconut, nut...)
  • 1/3 cup nut butter of choice (peanut, almond, cashew, sunflower...)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao or carob powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth (the best results will com from a high-speed blender).  Enjoy!


  1. Yum Mrs. Riddlelove of glory! I was super encouraged by Holy Spirit this morning to make one! I used 3 bananas, crushed ice (didn't freeze them: p), organic peanut butter, some real salt, local honey, almond milk, and instead of cocoa I was able to utilize my chocolate fusion veggie protein powder. Yeah! So blessed by your inspiration, thank you!

  2. This sounds delicious! I love all of your recipes....they are such an inspiration!

  3. Thank you! I always love reading your blog, but really appreciate this one. I have a one month old newborn who has been very gassy and miserable, especially at night. So, I've given up dairy and am now having trouble with what to eat in the morning. I used to drink a glass of kefir, thinking that the fermented dairy was not really dairy because of less lactose, but he's still having issues.

    Any other suggestions are welcome! :) We all need sleep!!!


  4. Do you have any suggestions for banana substitutes? I'm allergic :(

  5. Do you have any suggestions for banana substitutes? I'm allergic :(

  6. Oh yum! I've made a smoothie very similar to this but I'm excited to try it with your proportions. Sunday mornings I'm always looking for something quick before church. I'll be trying this tomorrow!

    Also I love that picture on the tree stump! So creative!

  7. Thank you so much for this gem... Family loves it! Hubby doing a 2 day mountain bike race tomorrow and chose this as his start for the big day!!!! Bless you gorgeous woman of God!!!

  8. This is awesome! I make this at least once a week. It is so easy and quick.

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