In Progress…And a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake

July 20, 2013 § Leave a comment

I have a surprise for you.

…no, it’s not ready yet.

But I’m close. And I’m super excited.

Would you like a hint?


How ’bout another one?


Any guesses? (p.s. it’s not beer)


Well, for your consolation prize I thought I’d give you a really easy, really delicious dessert smoothie that surprised me last night. It has sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth, healthy fats to quell your dessert cravings and cocoa to appease your chocolate demon (just me?).


Because of a major dinner flop we wanted a dessert that would fill the emptiness in our bellies. Enter peanut butter.

And because of all my experiments yesterday for your (ahem) surprise, I had a few extra bananas in the freezer (hint hint…still no?).

But we still wanted it to be dessert. Enter chocolate.

This was just a throw-everything-in-the-blender-and-see-what-happens recipe, so not everything was measured out. I guesstimated. This recipe is definitely open to interpretation and whatever you have in your pantry. No frozen bananas? Try just room temp. Too many frozen bananas? Try both frozen. No peanut butter? Try almond butter. No almond milk? Try soy. No maple syrup? Try honey. No cocoa? Try cinnamon (though I would definitely use a lot less cinnamon than cocoa).

See where I’m going with this?


Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Shake

makes 2 servings


2 bananas, one frozen

1/2 cup almond milk

2 tbs cocoa

2 tbs peanut butter

1 tbs maple syrup

splash of vanilla

ice cubes (optional)


1. Blend everything together, scraping down the sides as needed. Enjoy!

Note: This does not make a particularly thick shake. Try using less almond milk or add in a few ice cubes to achieve a thicker texture.

Also, feel free to adjust ingredient levels to your liking. If you want less fat, try a tablespoon of peanut butter instead of two. If you don’t love bananas try just one. Everyone has different taste buds.


Now does anyone have any tips for natural blue food coloring?

I’m submitting this post to Wellness Weekend.

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