Chunky Monkey Banana Milkshake

Serves: 2; Total Time: 5-10 minutes

Recipe developed by: Shannon Costello, RDN, LD with CFW


  • 1 - 2 cups low-fat or unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 2 medium frozen bananas (best when pre-sliced)
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted peanut butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-2 scoops unsweetened plain protein powder (optional)
  • Ice, as needed

Mix-ins & Toppings (optional):

  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup unsalted nuts of choice
  • 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoons sprinkles

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Wash hands thoroughly with soap an warm water.
  2. Add all ingredients, except ice, to a high-speed blender starting with just 1 cup of milk. Pulse a few times, then blend until smooth. Add additional milk ¼ cup at a time to reach desired consistency. For colder and icier consistency, add a couple ice cubes at a time along with milk.
  3. Add additional cocoa powder for a stronger chocolate flavor and any optional mix-ins. Pulse several times until well combined.
  4. Pour mixture into serving glasses or to-go containers and add optional toppings. Enjoy immediately as a satisfying breakfast, afternoon snack, or healthy dessert!

Milkshake Optimizer!

Adding frozen cauliflower to smoothies and milkshakes increases the fiber to help balance blood sugars without altering flavor. Cauliflower is rich in a variety of nutrients such as B vitamins and antioxidants. Try cutting back on frozen banana and adding more cauliflower to sneak in an extra serving of veggies while making this drink extra creamy in texture!