There are all kinds of variations on the smoothie (which is really what this is, I guess). For me, the banana is key because it lends the creamy texture I associate with a milkshake.
The only powdered chocolate stuff I use (other than pure cocoa powder) is Ovaltine. My father, who was a pediatrician, insisted it was the only sensible product to use for chocolate milk or hot cocoa. I think nowadays more of those instant chocolate powders are fortified with vitamins and calcium, but when he started practicing Ovaltine was in a class by itself nutritionally. In deference to him, I buy nothing else.
Banana chocolate "milkshake"
- 1 banana, frozen if you've thought ahead
- 1 cup vanilla soy milk (or regular milk for those who prefer it)
- 2 Tbsp Ovaltine powder, preferably chocolate malt flavor
- 3 ice cubes (if your banana is unfrozen, as mine is today)
Place all ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth.