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What do you do when you find yourself daydreaming about creamy milkshakes…but are committed to cutting down on your sugar intake? (*Asking for a friend.*) If you’re wellness guru Candice Kumai, you create your own healthy options. Here, the chef and Well+Good Council member shares three cocoa-packed recipes she’s cuckoo for.

Chocolate’s my absolute favorite addition to any smoothie or post-workout shake. All you’ll need is just a few base ingredients like dark cocoa powder, frozen bananas, and your favorite plant protein powder.

Whenever possible, always add greens—they’ll immediately boost nutrient content. And I’ve even created a super-wellness version with turmeric for a brain boost.

Scroll down to see my 3 fave chocolate shake recipes.

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Candice Kumai chocolate peanut butter shake recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

Yields 3 servings

Ingredients
1 frozen banana
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 Bartlett pear, core removed
2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
2 Tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1 handful baby spinach (optional)
1 cup ice

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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Golden Turmeric Chocolate Shake

Yields 2–3 servings

Ingredients
1 frozen banana
2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 handful ice cubes (optional)
2 Tbsp coconut manna (coconut butter)
2 Tbsp golden milk powder
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 handful baby spinach (optional)
1/4 tsp cinnamon

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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Candice Kumai chocolate mint shake recipe

Chocolate Mint Shake

Yields 2–3 servings

Ingredients
1 frozen banana
2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond/coconut milk
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
2 Tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
2 Tbsp unrefined, organic coconut oil
1 Tbsp of maple syrup (optional)

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

2. Top off with fresh mint or chocolate shavings if desired! Serve immediately.

Besides having serious wellness cred, Candice Kumai is a classically trained chef, regular contributor on E! News and The Dr. Oz Show, and has served as a judge on Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby FlayShe’s currently writing her sixth book on Japanese wellness, Kintsugi Wellness, which drops spring 2018. 

What should Candice write about next? Send your questions and suggestions to experts@wellandgood.com

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