My Secret To The Perfect Chocolate Shake!

Make Your Best Chocolate Shake Ever
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I just had an epiphany, literally five minutes ago. I had just returned home from the gym and was making my post-workout protein shake. Let me start by saying I'm not the best protein-shake maker in the world. I often err on the side of putting too much ice in the blender, so there's an unequal ratio of ice to milk to protein powder. The shake inevitably gets gritty, and there's always one of two chunks of ice that didn't make it to the blades. Not super appetizing. Suffice to say Bryan won't let me make him protein shakes (for obvious reasons), but that might change after I made a chocolate protein shake that was silky smooth and tasted -- honest to God -- like a full-fat milkshake! All it took was a few slices of ripe AVOCADO.

Stay with me here. Avocado is a natural, delicious binder. It's a great substitute for butter or oil in baked goods. It guarantees moisture and body without making your cookies or cake taste like guacamole. Turns out it's also perfect in protein shakes, which at best are watered down, less chocolate-y versions of the real thing.

All I did was toss one quarter of a ripe California Haas avocado in my blender along with 3/4 cup ice cubes, one cup non-fat milk and one scoop of Trader Joe's chocolate protein powder. I blended everything on high for 30 seconds to one minute or until the mixture was smooth. When I poured the shake in my cup, I couldn't believe my eyes. It was like liquid silk... no grit, no chunks of unblended ice, no watery texture. It looked like, dare I say, the perfect milkshake. When I took my first sip, I was sold. It was absolutely delicious. Cold, creamy, chocolate-y goodness while still light and airy. I'll never make another "healthy" shake again without avocado. That is, unless, it involves ice cream. But that's a recipe for another time...


  1. I would have never thought in doing a milkshake with avocado but I'll try it!

  2. The Indonesians make a great avocado shake called jus alpukat. Avocado in a shake makes perfect sense to me.

  3. If you work HARD for your money (and I know you do) you don’t like to see it wasted, right?

    There’s no shortage of ways to waste your money that I am sure you are already aware of but the ONE area most people don’t realize they are wasting their money is in the food they eat.

    That’s right.

    Are you 100% certain that your body is making the most of all the food and more importantly protein you consume each day?

    Wouldn’t you want to have confirmation on this?

    There are many indicators that your body will use to tell you if the foods you are eating is being wasted or not.

    You can read up more on this topic on the following page:

    ? Make sure you are ABSORBING the foods you eat, ok?

    Protein isn’t cheap whether it’s coming from food or shakes.

    But, did you know that every day you don’t consume a very specific type of enzyme, you are actually wasting money on the protein you’re buying from food and shakes?

    No protein means no growth PERIOD

    ? How to ABSORB all your protein and stop wasting money

    Even if you are doing everything right…

    Eating clean? CHECK!

    Eating organic? CHECK!

    5-6 meals a day? DOUBLE CHECK!

    Protein shakes, vitamins and supplement minerals? CHECK MATE!

    But one of the harsh realities I’ve learned from peak performance expert Wade Lightheart is this:

    Most of the protein individuals consume ends up in one of two places.

    One is your toilet bowl.

    And the second place is in a nice layer of sludge somewhere in your digestive tract.

    So in theory, it’s a nice idea to think that if you are following the “Golden Rules” that have been laid out for you, you are on the right track.

    BUT if you can’t properly utilize those foods, all that effort adds up to one GIANT-SIZED WASTE OF MONEY AND EFFORT.

    So what’s happening and why isn’t this being talked about so much?

    The industry is SLOWLY starting to realize this harsh truth but they are still WAY behind and struggling to catch up.

    Fact is, our bodies require ENZYMES to perform at their best.

    Enzymes are responsible for everything from “thinking to blinking” which also includes energy production, cell repair and recovery and even immune boosting advantages.

    The BAD NEWS is that our bodies only have a limited enzyme-producing capacity which naturally declines as we age (your enzyme potential can drop to only 30% by the time you reach the age of 40).

    And yes, our bodies CAN produce enzymes and yes there are enzymes in the foods you eat BUT they still don’t add up to the required amount you actually need.

    This is due to many contributing factors including HOW our foods are grown or produced these days, HOW they are transported and HOW we prepare those foods.


    In other words, all cooked food is deficient in digestive enzymes, leaving very little to break down your food.

    ? Yes I’d like to know more about restoring enzyme production

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