Guilt Free Chocolate Milk Shake

It is getting nice and warm here in San Diego. With summer around the corner, I am on the lookout for cool, refreshing treats. I am almost always looking for something chocolatey, and trying to keep the calories in check…which can be a tough combination!

Not too long ago I stumbled across this post about 1 ingredient ice-cream, which essential says if you puree frozen banana’s, you can get an ice cream texture.  Not too long after that, I saw Nigella Lawson make a peanut butter banana smoothie.  After a couple tries, I have got the perfect combo for a peanut butter chocolate banana smoothie. This tastes amazingly like a chocolate milkshake, with more flavor, and is a much healthier option!  Most milkshakes weigh in around 550 to 700 calories. This one comes in just under 300 calories. AND it includes calcium, protein, and fruit!

Recipe:

1 banana ~ 1 c chopped and frozen

1/2 c milk

1 Tb peanut butter, or almond butter or your choice!

1 Tb cocoa powder

Throw in a blender, and enjoy!  The sweetness of the banana is enough to sweeten the cocoa powder and give you a delicious chocolatey shake.  Great as a breakfast, dessert, or weekend lunch.

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One response to “Guilt Free Chocolate Milk Shake

  1. shari mcleland

    I might actually have to try this. I always have frozen bananas and cocoa powder in the cupboard. (Oh, and milk and peanut butter too.) 🙂

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