Super Speedy Chocolate Breakfast Shake

Ok. Totally incensed by the Australian Government and Kellogg’s declaring these Chocolate breakfast shakes a “green light for tuckshops / school canteens”.  Outrageous.

coco pops poppers

You can see the facebook post I did on this here. 24.5g sugar and a whole host of other crazy processed ingredients, synthetic vitamins – you name it, this bad boy is exactly how NOT to start your day – child, you or anyone for that matter. So, because I’m a solution based kind of girl and couldn’t sleep having learnt of these vile food-like products’ existence, AND knowing there are loads of busy families who do find mornings challenging sometimes when both parents work, fussy eaters and yadda yadda… Here is a super speedy chocolate breakfast shake that is packed with awesomeness to start your day – little and big people alike. I’ve just recipe tested it and made it tonight off the back of my outrage, and I’m half way through it and starting to feel too full. So, you get the picture.

 

What you’ll need (per person)

1/2 cup frozen organic berries or 1/2 a frozen banana (can be fresh, but frozen gives it a nice thick and cold vibe that’s luscious. cut fresh and freeze in portions. )

1.5 teaspoons raw cacao powder

1 teaspoon honey, maple or rice syrup (you might need 2 teaspoons if you’re weaning a child used to sweeter drinks, so start there and gradually decrease sweetness)

150ml your milk of choice. whole or nut milks are best and raw if you can get it, is tops!

50ml coconut cream

1 pasture raised egg, whole

2 teaspoons chia seeds

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional, but great for slowing the sugars down from banana / maple / honey during the morning)

‘power through a massive day’ options – add a half avocado and a tablespoon of coconut oil, melted. You will not be hungry until 2pm. Guaranteed.

What to do

Stick it all in a big jug and whiz it with a stick blender or dump it all in your vitamix / thermomix and do the same.

You’re done. A filling breakfast, packed with nutrients to nourish the brain and whole body. If you fancy a delicious, malty chocolate drink to replace milo while we’re on the subject of healthier alternatives, have a look at this recipe here from my archives called “I can’t believe it’s not Milo”.

Share this with that one busy ‘up and go’ family you know. Inspire someone to make just one little change. You and I are the people who are going to make a difference. For some reason, tonight more than ever, I truly believe we are able to ‘shape the world with our shopping baskets and home efforts’.

chocolate shake

photo credit: Caroline Jones – she sent this pic in proclaiming mother-daughter addiction and it is too cute not to use!

Real Food. Happy Bodies.

Alexx xx

Comments

  1. Mel says

    I make this for my husband for his after PT breakfast. I use the cacao/maca mix. So yummo! I add gentle fibre too :)

  2. Caz says

    Oh Alexx!! This is divine. I’m half finished my glass as I type ;-) I reckon if I blend it a bit more I could even get my food sensory little guy to drink it. Just like a chocolate milkshake only HEALTHY!!!

  3. Melissa Veal says

    Thanks for this recipe Alexx, have just made it and it IS super speedy, super delish and really filling! Didn’t add the egg as I’d just boiled a heap for school/work morning teas/lunches :)

  4. Narissa says

    Thanks so much for another fantastic recipe :) I made this for breakfast this morning – my fussy almost-3-year-old and I both loved it! Thanks Alexx. I added a small avocado, too – divine!!

    • alexxstuart says

      Fantastic. Bet the lil’ one will be smooth sailing till lunch time too with all that satisfying real food in the tummy! :-)

  5. Hannah says

    I think I might be in love with you…. ;-) Love the passion, love the proactiveness! My Mr 5 is trying to eat his lunch as we walk out the door to school so clearly I need to fill him up more at brekkie, gonna try this.

    PS I make your cocoa caramel chews ALL the time, everyone loves them and they are the best choc sub Ive found! Youre my hero :-)

    • alexxstuart says

      Aw thanks so much for taking the time to say Hannah – Can’t wait to see what the little guy thinks and yay cocoa caramel chews. Delicious lolly indeed. I’m super touched. You’ve made my day xx

  6. Mandy says

    YUM! i just made it with frozen berries. i used normal cocoa, coz that’s what’s in the cupboard. i add an extra tsp of cocoa and yum,yum,yum. i left the egg out.

    • alexxstuart says

      Yay Mandy and too right – swap and change depending on what you need / time of day. Egg is more for the complete meal factor but as an in between meal snack, no need at all unless ravenous. Thanks for letting me know xx

  7. Sam says

    Cant wait to try this! Trying to get my fussy 2yr old to eat…..and eat healthier! Everything I try zucchini slice banana muffins etc he turns his nose up :( anything chocolate normally works so this may be my answer to breakfast time! Thanks!

  8. Eileen says

    I am a PT and asked my obese client if she has managed to start introducing breakfast into her day and she replied that she now drinks the cocopop poppers. I stared blankly at her, gobsmacked and didn’t reply. Firstly, I didn’t know they existed and secondly I has disgusted to find out they do. Now, I can arm her with an alternative. Education is the key to smart choices! I’m about to try it myself now. Thanks!

    • alexxstuart says

      You’re welcome Eileen. I was so outraged when I saw them. Craziness. Tell her she can also add a 1/4 or 1/2 avocado so it’s extra energising for an adult breakky :-)

  9. says

    A little late to the party here, but I was just thumbing (paging?) through your recipes this afternoon and came across this. I actually had all the ingredients on hand and figured I would try it out. Even my husband liked it (dowsers!) – that’s how good it was! I remember making a breakfast shake growing up that had Milo, raw egg, milk, and ice cream. This tasted almost the same and it was so creamy.

    • alexxstuart says

      You’re super welcome Liz. Thanks for letting me know and nice that it reminds you of an old treat. Love whole foods that do that! :-)

  10. Krystal says

    Hi Alexx, I have only just (so fortuitously!!) stumbled upon your site. So great to find an Australian based website with these real food principles with links to Australian shops! I seem to always run across American sites. Anyway just wanted to add that I made this milkshake this morning and it was so very yummy, and Miss 2 really enjoyed it. I did find it a little hard to digest though, felt very uncomfortable and full for a fair while after – I am 8 months pregnant so wondering if that has something to do with it, or maybe I drank it a little too fast? (because it was divine!!). Just thought I’d share in case anyone else had a similar experience or if perhaps there was an ingredient that is a red flag for me.

    Off to make some whipped body butter! Love the site thanks so much :)

    • alexxstuart says

      Hi Krystal. Nice to e meet you! I’d say it’s a combo of the 8 months pregnant and the drinking too quickly. It’s a rich one designed to nourish the equivalent of a meal so take it easy and relax with it, sipping slowly if you’ve got a big bubba on the inside. I am so remembering that last month of pregnancy! Wishing you the absolute bestest last month of it and enjoy the body butter :-)

      • Krystal says

        Thanks for replying Alexx :)

        Not sure how big bubba is to be honest (feels enormous, of course) but I think slowing down will help, Husband and little Miss were fine with it. I will be making it again thats for sure! I added the avocado, omitted the raw egg but had one boiled in the fridge so ate that at the same time. Love how it keeps me going for hours. Thanks again!

        • alexxstuart says

          Ah. Hard boiled egg is very difficult to digest when heavily preggers. Soft boiled pasture raised only from now on for you! :-)

  11. Kirsten says

    Yummy! I just came across this while browsing Pinterest. Can’t wait to make it. Ps where did you buy those cups my daughter would love them!

    • alexxstuart says

      Fabulous Kirsten. Enjoy! I got these cups at a party / baking / kitchen wares shop at Westfield Bondi junction on level 5 near the post office – It’s part of the tomkin range, but Tomkin are the importers, not the sellers. Hope that helps :)

    • alexxstuart says

      Hi there, It’s up to each person individually, but I am fine with an organic, free range egg raw personally. If the chooks live in a healthy environment with lots of room to run around, they lay very healthy eggs as a result. Up to you, so if you don’t want to pop it in there, do 1/2 an avocado to get some creaminess and healthy fats in there :-)

  12. K says

    Alexx, I loved hearing you speak at Mindd on Saturday. I found you to be so inspiring and am grateful to have learnt of your blog. We are on our way to better health but never stop learning how we can be healthier and happier. Im going to try stock!!!! I love coconuts and non packaged whole food treats. I am thrilled there are others out there because sometimes I feel alone in my battle to provide my children and myself real food.
    As for your milkshake, it sounds delicious. I make a similar version with bananas, cacoa, strawberries, blueberries, yoghurt and milk. I’ll try your version tomorrow. My kids gobble it up. Thanks again!!!!

    • alexxstuart says

      Thanks so much for the message and that’s simply wonderful re Stock! Send me a pic of your milk shake / stock whatever. We love sharing the recipes makde by people to inspire others! Have a great week!

      • K says

        Will do next time!
        Milkshake a huge hit. My 2 year old said ‘this is yummy!’ My older child said ‘I love this and the yummy ice cream’. I made your banana,cinnamon and coconut milk icecream last night with a handful of walnuts. My husband who is an icecream addict cant wait for his next taste!!! Im happy to have found more uses for all my frozen bananas!!
        Thanks again.

  13. Harshi says

    thank you thank you thank you :-) My girls nearly 3 and 5 LOVED it! And its so much easier than making ‘green pancakes’. Perfect for a busy morning. I only recently came across your website/blog/fb page and enjoy reading it. Ive got quite a few lovely recipes lined up as well. Cheers and thanks xx

  14. says

    An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who has been conducting a little
    research on this. And he actually ordered me
    breakfast because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this….
    Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about this topic here on your internet
    site.

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