Double Chocolate Orange Milkshake Smoothie

Double Chocolate Orange Milkshake Smoothie

 

double chocolate orange milkshake smoothie

This recipe is one of my new favorites as of late. I’ve been up to my elbows in dessert-making with my next book, and along with a giant salad everyday, a healthy, no refined-sugar added treat like this is just what I need to balance it all out.

I’ve been making this smoothie about twice a week now, and it always makes me smile. The secret ingredient is in the orange oil, which comes from the fabulous Boyajian (if you haven’t tried their oils [and vinegars!] yet, I urge you to do so. They have taken my baking, cooking and candy-making to the next level). Like most of their products, you only need a tiny amount of orange oil to make a big impact on flavor. The addition takes this smoothie from good-for-you to glamorous, and tastes every bit as decadent as a standard issue milkshake. Maybe even more so.

Go on, drink up!

Double Chocolate Orange Milkshake Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings

  • 2 large frozen bananas (peel and halve before freezing)
  • 2 1/3 cups cold unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Boyajian Orange Oil
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • Whipped coconut cream for topping (optional)

Place all ingredients, except for the whipped coconut cream into a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth, scraping the sides of the blender, and carefully stirring the ingredients, as needed.

Divide the blended smoothie between 4 standard sized drinking glasses and top with whipped coconut cream. Serve immediately.

12 Responses to Double Chocolate Orange Milkshake Smoothie

  1. Mihl says:

    That sounds wonderful, Allyson! I need to hunt down some orange oil.

  2. Kylie - FotV says:

    Looks beautiful and delicious!

  3. I think I actually have some orange oil in the pantry from some previous baking extravaganza, plus all the other ingredients! So I might try making this for an afternoon vegan treat!

  4. Amanda says:

    This sounds delicious!!!

  5. Susan says:

    This looks great.
    I am also really looking forward to your sweets book. :)

  6. Marly says:

    What a beautiful photo for such a delicious recipe! Love it!

  7. vegeTARAian says:

    Wowser, this sounds insanely good! You’d never even know it was good for you ;)

  8. Kate says:

    This sounds DELICIOUS! And now I’m eyeing their garlic oil… Mmmmm

    • admin says:

      their garlic oil is the BEST. I use it on everything!!! The other day I was actually making roasted potatoes and couldn’t find my bottle and had a mild freak-out thinking I’d have to go with regular olive oil. I may have developed a slight dependency on the stuff. :)

  9. Yum, this looks so good and so super healthy! Why hello breakfast for tomorrow.

  10. suzy says:

    Hey everyone :) We made this with a few changes because we had no oil or nibs. We used soy milk because we ran out of almond lol and added some raw almond butter.
    It was such a sweet and delicious smoothie that we decided to see freeze it in ice cube trays for “ice cream” cravings when we get them!

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