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!
Enjoy!

3 comments:

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
Laura

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!)