This one's deceptively healthful and protein-rich. Coconut oil has lauric acid, which is good for children's growing brains. Cacao nibs are abundant with antioxidants.
Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie
1/2 cup raw cashews or raw sunflower seeds
2 to 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup cacao nibs
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon coconut oil
10 ice cubes
Combine the banana, cashews or sunflower seeds, cocoa powder (to taste), cacao nibs, almond milk, coconut oil and ice cubes in a blender. Puree until smooth. Divide between glasses; serve immediately.
Variation: Optional additions include flax seed oil (for omega 3 essential fatty acids); a handful of dark, leafy greens (for calcium, vitamins and fiber); green food powder (such has powdered spinach, for calcium and vitamins); raw apple cider (for blood alkalinity).