Saturday, August 6, 2011

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter "Milkshake"

The other day I was craving something sweet. I make it a habit not to keep sweets in the house because I may, perhaps, have a problem with self control at times...maybe. But as I spied a couple of bananas on the table I started planning what I could make with them. What I came up with was SO delicious. Here's my recipe:

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter "Milkshake"

2 ripe bananas (or 3 if you want it more banana-y)
2 cups of milk
1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder
2 heaping tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 squirts of honey (I'm estimating about 2-3 tablespoons?)
4 handfuls of ice (you could omit this if you used frozen bananas)

Place bananas and milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Then add remaining ingredients and blend. Makes about 4 cups.

I may or may not have had this for dinner one night. I don't feel so guilty about it though considering it contains fruit, protein, dairy, and no sugar. At least that is what I tell myself! :)

We will definitely be making these regularly to beat this insane heat wave that is going on!


Laura said...

Hi Amanda
I’ve been reading your blog for the last two years and I think it’s about time to thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to write this wonderful blog. It was the first blog I had ever read and learning about your way of life as pushed me to research about simple living homemaking and living in a community (which is quite unusual in Europe – by the way, I’m from Belgium).
I would like to apologize for any spelling or grammatical errors, English is my third language.
Best wishes for you and your beautiful family

Caela said...

Sounds awesome. I have made a similar one a lot of times with just milk, frozen bananas, and cocoa powder. But the peanut butter sounds like a great addition! YUM!

Amanda said...

Thank you, Laura! It is my hope that this blog can be used as an encouragement to those who read it. Your comment was such a blessing to me! Thanks for reading! (And your grammar was excellent!)